French: Coliou à dos marron German: Rotrücken-Mausvogel Spanish: Pájaro ratón dorsirrojo
J. P. Verreaux and J. B. É. Verreaux
W Angola: from Zaire (at Soyo)#R E to W Malanje (perhaps to Lunda Norte) and S to Namibe (formerly Moçâmedes).
30–38 cm, including elongated tail of 20–26 cm; 39–82 g. Both sexes have face and forehead black with whitish-grey feather tips; crest, rest of head, mantle... read more
Foraging flocks maintain a near-constant high-pitched twittering, while other calls include a harsh... read more
Wide range of habitats, from closed forest and secondary growth to more open wooded areas and... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly fruits, very often cultivated ones (pawpaw, banana, mango, figs); also flowers, blossoms and green leaves; also, at least... read more
Nests found in Dec and Jan, but birds in breeding condition collected throughout year. Nest bowl-shaped, relatively large, roughly built,... read more
Sedentary, but local movements to gardens and orchards reported.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common within its comparatively restricted area, but generally uncommon in S of range; flocks of up to 20 seen in thickets and... read more
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