15 cm; male 24–36 g, female 23–34 g. Male has head to back and down to upper breast black, rump olive-green with some black flecking or barring; tail olive-brown... read more
Song described as a very high-pitched sizzling. Contact calls a high-pitched "chip", from perch and... read more
Tall trees in forest and near lakes; also secondary growth and forest clearings. To 1500 m.
Food and feeding
Fruit, including wild figs (Ficus); stomachs of three individuals held fruit of Beilschmiedia discolor and Alchornea... read more
Young found in Uganda in Nov, and begging juvenile seen Apr; adults with enlarged gonads in Apr–Jun in DRCongo and Jun–Jul in... read more
Appears to wander erratically; absent from lakeshore area around Kampala (Uganda) during Jun–... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common; presence often unpredictable. Encountered in reasonable numbers, with no evidence of a population decline. In PRCongo, huge flocks... read more
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