French: Tisserin de Preuss German: Preussweber Spanish: Tejedor de Preuss
SC & SE Guinea, E Sierra Leone, N Liberia, S Ivory Coast, S Ghana, E Nigeria (Obudu Plateau), W & S Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, N Gabon, W Congo, SW Central African Republic, and SW, NE & E DRCongo.
14 cm; c. 31 g. Male has forehead and crown down to eye orange-brown, hindcrown and nape orange-brown with black filoplumes protruding; mantle and back golden-yellow, some... read more
No song described; harsh "chwep" call reported.
Primary and secondary evergreen forests, generally above 1000 m. In Gabon found in regenerating... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects, including their eggs and larvae, with grasshoppers (Orthoptera) and caterpillars (Lepidoptera) noted; also spiders (... read more
Specimens with enlarged gonads and sightings of dependent juveniles indicate breeding in Nov in Liberia, Aug in Cameroon, and Mar, Jun, Aug... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Scarce to locally uncommon. Distribution very patchy, as forest habitat throughout its range is fragmented and reduced.
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