French: Veuve du Togo German: Togowitwe Spanish: Viuda togolesa
Steganura paradisaea togoensis
Guinea, Sierra Leone, N Liberia, S Mali, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, N Benin (one record)#R and Cameroon.
c. 12·5 cm, breeding male 40–43 cm. Male breeding has top and side of head black, nape yellow, upperparts black, throat black, upper breast light rust-coloured, lower... read more
Song mimics that of Yellow-winged Pytilia (Pytilia hypogrammica), a two-part trill, first... read more
Open woodland and cultivation.
Food and feeding
Small grass seeds, taken from ground.
Little known. Males in breeding plumage and courting females in Oct in Ghana, and in breeding plumage in Oct in Guinea and Dec in Sierra... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Scarce throughout its range. Estimated global area of occurrence said to be 420,000 km2, but this based on a questionable range map. Recent sightings... read more
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