French: Noircap loriot German: Pirolsänger Spanish: Prinia oropéndola
Senegal E to S Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic and extreme NW DRCongo.
19 cm; 26–32 g. A large, distinctively coloured warbler with long and slender, slightly decurved bill and long, graduated tail. Head, neck, throat and upper breast are... read more
Male song, from exposed perch, a loud, varied series of melodic, fluted whistles lasting 1–2... read more
Confined to Sudan-Guinea savanna biome; occurs in thick undergrowth in forest edge, gallery forest... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects, including grasshoppers (Orthoptera). Forages by gleaning while moving slowly through vegetation or on the ground.
Breeds Jul–Nov. Monogamous; solitary, territorial, pair defends large territory of several hectares. Nest a large, untidy, ball-... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident. May be a partial migrant locally in N of range, where... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Some birds of this species killed for use in traditional medicines in Nigeria.
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