French: Tisserin de Sao Tomé German: São-Tomé-Weber Spanish: Tejedor de Santo Tomé
Sycobius st. thomae
São Tomé Island
São Tomé I, in Gulf of Guinea.
14 cm; 20–24 g. Male has cinnamon-orange forehead and face down onto breast, black crown forming distinct cap and becoming dark chocolate-brown on mantle and back, rump... read more
Song opens slowly with clear notes, then accelerates into chatter, "wait way-tseea tseea... read more
Natural forest, abandoned and active coffee plantations, disturbed secondary habitats, also bushy... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, also insects such as ants (Formicidae) and caterpillars (Lepidoptera); also spiders (Araneae), and nectar from Erythrina... read more
Breeds Jul/Aug–Feb. Monogamous, but two or three pairs may nest in same tree. Nest retort-shaped, with entrance tunnel up to 10 cm... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in São Tomé EBA. Common on the island. No immediate threats known.
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