French: Malimbe de Rachel German: Rachelweber Spanish: Malimbo de Rachel
River Muni, Equatorial Guinea.
SE Nigeria, W & SW Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and NC Gabon.
15–17 cm. Male has orange-red forehead and crown, passing into yellow on nape; upperparts, including wing and tail, black; lores, cheek, ear-coverts, chin and throat... read more
Song described as short, ending in buzzing, reminiscent of that of Ploceus cucullatus.... read more
Lowland primary forest, at forest edge in groves of parasol trees (Musanga ceropiodes);... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous; in Gabon, caterpillars and moths (Lepidoptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera) and mantids (Mantodea) noted in diet. Forages... read more
Nest-building activity and sightings of dependent juveniles indicate breeding in Apr, Jun and Nov in Nigeria and Mar, Jun and Nov in Gabon... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Cameroon and Gabon Lowlands EBA. Uncommon to locally fairly common; apparently sparsely distributed throughout... read more
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