French: Hyliote à dos violet German: Violettmantelhyliota Spanish: Hiliota violácea
J. P. Verreaux and J. B. É. Verreaux
Subspecies and Distribution
H. v. nehrkorni
Hartlaub, 1892 – E Sierra Leone, SE Guinea, N & E Liberia, S Ivory Coast, S Ghana, S Togo (Missahohe), S Benin (Niaouli)#R and SW Nigeria.
H. v. violacea
J. P. Verreaux & J. B. É. Verreaux, 1851 – SE Nigeria and N, W & S Cameroon S to NW & SW Congo; C & E DRCongo (Salonga National Park, R Tshuapa, Manyema, Itombwe) and SW Rwanda (Nyungwe Forest).
13 cm; 14–17 g. Rather stocky Hyliota with strong bill, shortish tail, and no white wingbar. Male nominate race has top and side of head and upperparts glossy... read more
Song a phrase of short whistled notes, “see see su wit, see su su wit wu”; call a sharp... read more
Forest, woodland, old plantations and cultivated clearings; mainly lowlands, but to 1100m in E... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, mainly insects; recorded items include beetles (Coleoptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera), moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera)... read more
Immatures observed in Jul in Liberia. Monogamous. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Distribution very patchy. Uncommon to locally not uncommon in Liberia (common at Mt Nimba), frequent to common in Ghana, but rare to uncommon in most... read more
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