French: Tisserin de montagne German: Meisenweber Spanish: Tejedor extraño
E DRCongo, SW Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
14 cm; 19–24 g. Male has black head and neck to throat, black extending onto breast as teardrop-shaped bib bordered below with chestnut-brown; upperparts plain olive-... read more
Song a rhythmic "wee chow-chow-chow". Calls include descending series of whistles like... read more
Montane evergreen forest at 1500–3000 m; encountered in clearings, secondary growth, bamboos... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, berries and seeds reported in stomach contents; seven stomachs held only arthropod remains, including a caterpillar (Lepidoptera)... read more
Breeds in Jan–May, possibly throughout year, in DRCongo, and in Jan–Feb, Jun and Oct in Uganda. Monogamous, probably with long-... read more
No information; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Albertine Rift Mountains EBA. Has very limited distribution in a vulnerable forest habitat, recently an area of... read more
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