French: Malimbe couronné German: Kronenweber Spanish: Malimbo coronado
Ja River, Cameroon
S Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, N Gabon, SE Central African Republic and NW Congo E to N & E DRCongo.
17 cm; 32 g. Male has scarlet-red oval patch on crown, rest of plumage glossy black; iris dark red; bill and legs black. Female has completely black plumage; bare parts as... read more
Song described as very high-pitched series of trills, varying in speed and pitch. Chattering call... read more
Lowland primary forest, sometimes in swamp-forest and mature secondary forest.
Food and feeding
Insectivorous; stomachs of 19 specimens contained only insect material, including eggs and larvae, beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars (... read more
Breeds mainly Nov–Feb (also Mar–Apr) in Gabon, Dec and Mar in PRCongo, and Jan–Mar and Sept in DRCongo. Monogamous. Group... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally not uncommon. Present in a number of national parks in several countries.
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