French: Inséparable à tête rouge German: Orangeköpfchen Spanish: Inseparable carirrojo
Other common names:
Asia, Ethiopia; error = Ghana
Subspecies and Distribution
A. p. pullarius
(Linnaeus, 1758) – patchily in Guinea, Sierra Leone and N Ivory Coast, and from Ghana (recorded also in SW Burkina Faso and SW Niger#R) E to Central African Republic and W South Sudan, and then S into W DRCongo and NW Angola, mainly N of Congo Basin (S boundaries unclear); also São Tomé.
A. p. ugandae
Neumann, 1908 – E DRCongo to SW Ethiopia, Uganda, extreme W Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and NW Tanzania.
13–15 cm; 29–50 g. Bright green with orange-red forehead and throat; rump bright blue; all but central tail feathers red at base, black in centre and green at tip... read more
Commonest vocalization a high-pitched tinkling double-noted “ti-lee”. When perched, several... read more
Mixed savanna woodland, light orchard bush, isolated patches of heavier woodland and subtropical... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of tall grasses, including Sorghum, taken from ground, also fruits of guavas and figs.
Nestlings and juveniles in Oct in Nigeria; Sept in Sierra Leone; Apr–Aug and Oct in Uganda and E Zaire. In Freetown area of Sierra... read more
Some populations sedentary, but others seem to behave as short-distance migrants, and all are... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Generally rather uncommon, and never reported as abundant except locally in Ethiopia. In Sierra Leone, not uncommon in N woodlands, but... read more
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