French: Nigrette à front jaune German: Blassstirnschwärzling Spanish: Negrita frentigualda
Other common names: Pale-fronted Negrofinch
J. P. Verreaux and J. B. É. Verreaux, 1851,
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
N. l. luteifrons
J. P. Verreaux & J. B. É. Verreaux, 1851 – E Sierra Leone (Gola Forest), NE Liberia, SW Ivory Coast, S Ghana, S Togo, S Benin, S Nigeria and S Cameroon S to Gabon, Congo and NW Angola, E to S Central African Republic, N DRCongo and W Uganda (Semliki Forest).
N. l. alexanderi
Ogilvie-Grant, 1907 – Bioko.
11·5 cm; 12–14·5 g. Male nominate race has forehead whitish, tinged pale buff, crown to back grey, rump paler grey, tail black, upperwing black; face (... read more
Distance contact call a series of 4 descending whistles, "fue-fee-fee-fee"; close contact call a... read more
Forest clearings and forest edge, secondary forest, lowland thickets at edge of forest, and... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects, especially scale insects (Coccoidea); fruits of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), figs (Ficus); some seeds.... read more
Season Oct in Bioko, May–Jun in Cameroon, Mar–Apr in Gabon, May and Jul in PRCongo, and Mar, Jun and Nov in NE DRCongo (Itombwe... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon to locally common; rare in NW of range (Sierra Leone E to Togo). Occurs in numerous protected areas throughout range.
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