Family Batises and Wattle-eyes (Platysteiridae)

Least Concern

Rufous-bellied Wattle-eye (Dyaphorophyia concreta)


French: Pririt à ventre doré German: Orangebauch-Lappenschnäpper Spanish: Batis carunculado ventrirrufo

Platystira concreta


, 1855,



Hitherto considered conspecific with D. ansorgei, but differs in its shorter, narrower-based bill (effect size for narrower bill −2.1, score 2); in male, yellow throat shading to yellow-tinged chestnut underparts vs pure yellow underparts or, in case of dimorphic graueri, all chestnut throat to belly (3); in female, much more neatly demarcated, more restricted and notably darker chestnut throat and upper breast, with clear yellow submoustachial (3). Proposed race lomaensis (Sierra Leone) is a synonym. Monotypic.


Sierra Leone (Loma Mts), SE Guinea (Macenta district), Liberia and SW Ivory Coast.

Descriptive notes

9–10 cm; 8·8–11·7 g. Very small, plump, colourful, almost tailless flycatcher-like bird with prominent eye-wattle. For differences from formerly... read more


Male territorial song is believed to be very similar if not identical to that of D. a. ansorgei... read more


Favours the undisturbed undergrowth of primary forest, including montane forest; recorded up to... read more

Food and feeding

Diet basically unknown beyond small insects. Forages mostly in lowest strata of undergrowth, usually below 4 m, although sometimes much... read more


Birds in breeding condition in Apr in Sierra Leone; juveniles in Feb in Liberia, where courtship display observed Dec–Feb and Apr,... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Rare in some areas, locally common in others; fragmented distribution warrants investigation, and is cause for some concern. Not... read more

Recommended citation

Louette, M. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Rufous-bellied Wattle-eye (Dyaphorophyia concreta). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 29 February 2020).