French: Tchitrec du Congo German: Roststeiß-Paradiesschnäpper Spanish: Monarca del Congo
Chinchoxo, Cabinda, north-west Angola.
SW Cameroon S to W Gabon, S Congo, SW DRCongo and NW Angola.
18 cm (excluding male’s elongated central rectrices, which may project 1–11 cm beyond others); female 15·4 g. Male has glossy blue-black head with very... read more
Territorial song a cheerful, mellow “thulululululu” or more sibilant “thui-huit-... read more
In Angola, found in primary forest but mainly in secondary forest, also scattered shorter trees in... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, e.g. moths (Lepidoptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera), cicadas (Cicadidae), beetles (Coleoptera), and winged ants (Hymenoptera... read more
Season Jan in Cameroon, and Jan, Feb, Aug and Nov in Gabon; birds with active gonads in Jan and young recorded in Jan, Jun and Dec in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to frequent in entire range. In Gabon, density in Mouila estimated at 2 pairs/km². In DRCongo occurs inland to Ngombe Lutete and Kwamouth, on... read more
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