French: Malimbe à ventre rouge German: Rotbauchweber Spanish: Malimbo ventrirrojo
SE Nigeria, SW & S Cameroon, extreme SW Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, N & SW Congo, and NE & E DRCongo; old records from S Sudan (Bengangai Forest)#R and W Uganda (Bwamba Forest in Semliki Valley)#R.
17 cm; 45 g. Male has black from lores extending posteriorly, slightly above eye, to ear-coverts and down to chin, throat and upper breast; forehead, crown and nape red,... read more
Song a sequence of phrases such as "tya-tya-tay", "tsee-tsee-tsee-tsee-chu-way" and "weeo-woy-woy"... read more
Inhabits both undisturbed lowland forest and regenerating forest; at 1000 m in Cameroon, and up to... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects; also small snails (Mollusca), insect eggs, fruit and seeds in some stomachs. Insects recorded include caterpillars (... read more
Breeds Jul in Nigeria, Feb–Mar in Cameroon and Gabon, and Dec in PRCongo; in DRCongo, Mar in Itombwe and Mar–Apr and Aug–... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to rare within forested region. Old records from S Sudan (Bengengai Forest) and W Uganda (Bwamba and Semliki area).
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