French: Pririt de Blissett German: Glanzlappenschnäpper Spanish: Batis carunculado de Blissett
Other common names:
Blissett's Wattle-eye (when lumped with D. chalybea and D. jamesoni)
Patchily in forests from Guinea and Sierra Leone E to W Cameroon (E to Mt Cameroon).
9 cm; 10·5–12 g. Very small, plump, colourful, almost tailless flycatcher-like bird with eye wattle. Male has upperparts, throat and upper breast glossy blackish... read more
Gives a long, far-carrying series of ringing notes on an even pitch, rate c. 3 notes per second, as... read more
Dense undergrowth of lowland primary and secondary forest (locally in dry semi-evergreen rainforest... read more
Food and feeding
Diet practically unknown, beyond insects. Recorded alone, in pairs or small family groups of 4–6 individuals. Keeps to lowest levels of... read more
Very little is known, beyond seasonality, and based largely on specimens in breeding condition; Mar–Apr, Aug–Sept and Nov in... read more
Resident. Probably moves (supposedly short distances) with change of habitat.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common and widespread in Liberia, but uncommon or locally not uncommon elsewhere in W Africa, e.g. in Benin. Suspected to be... read more
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