French: Parmoptile à front rouge German: Rotstirn-Ameisenpicker Spanish: Estrilda piquifina frentirroja
Sharpe and Ussher
Sierra Leone, SE Guinea, Liberia, S Ivory Coast and S Ghana.
11 cm; 8–10·5 g. Male has forehead and forecrown red, hindcrown olive with pale grey scaly markings, upperparts dark greyish-tinged olive-brown, upperwing and tail... read more
Mature and secondary forest, also logged forest, not far from water or at border of high-forest... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, especially red ants (Formicidae), also small beetles (Coleoptera) reported; some small seeds. Forages mostly at lower levels,... read more
Several nests in Oct–Nov, female with oviduct egg in Apr and birds in breeding condition in Sept and Jan–Apr, and juveniles in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Scarce or rare to locally fairly common; one record also from extreme SW Mali. Possibly often overlooked owing... read more
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