French: Philépitte de Schlegel German: Gelbbauchjala Spanish: Filepita de Schlegel
Patchily in N, NW & W Madagascar, from Andavakoera in N, S to c. 70 km N of Morondava in W.
12·5–14 cm. Small, rotund, short-tailed, with short bill and legs. Adult male breeding has head mostly black, brilliant apple-green wattle extending in front,... read more
Male song a quiet but penetrating whistle of c. 7–9 notes, rising and then falling; quiet... read more
Lowland seasonally dry rainforest, W deciduous forest and karst canyon forest; locally also in W... read more
Food and feeding
Largely frugivorous, especially in rainy season; fruits include those of Cabucala (Apocynaceae). Probably increasingly... read more
Little known. Nest-building in Oct–Dec. Probably polygynous; breeding strategy possibly variable in response to resource availability... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in West Malagasy Dry Forests EBA and East Malagasy Wet Forests EBA. Rather... read more
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