French: Anaplecte à ailes jaunes German: Scharlachweber Spanish: Tejedor cabecirrojo sureño
Ploceus (Hyphanthornis) [sic] rubriceps
Mohapoani, Witfontein Mountains, North West Province, South Africa
Angola, SE DRCongo, S Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, N & NE Namibia, N & E Botswana, Zimbabwe, NE South Africa and Swaziland.
12–15 cm; male 19–26 g, female 17–25 g. Male breeding has lores black, rest of head down to chin and throat red; mantle orange-red, bordered by variable V-shaped black... read more
Song a rapid series of squeaky, sizzling notes, “chu-tsee-tsi chu-tsi tsee-tsi tswi-tsi-tswee... read more
Broadleaf woodland, bushveld, acacia (Acacia) savanna, miombo (Brachystegia)... read more
Food and feeding
Diet primarily insects; some plant material taken, including acacia seeds, Premna fruit, and fruit of the mistletoe ... read more
Breeds Aug–Nov in SE DRCongo, Sept–Nov in Angola, Aug–Dec in Zambia, Aug–Jan in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Sept–Feb in Botswana, and... read more
Mainly resident; some local wandering, moving away from nesting areas after breeding, with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widely distributed and regionally common. Locally common in Angola. Locally common in E parts of range, but in Malawi largest... read more
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