French: Dos-vert à collier German: Halsbandastrild Spanish: Olivino acollarado
E. J. O. Hartert, 1899,
Wemo [= Wimi] River, Toru, Uganda.
Has sometimes been considered conspecific with N. shelleyi. Monotypic.
10 cm; 8–9·5 g. Male has head and throat black, nape grey, narrow white collar extending from rear of ear-coverts to beneath throat; upperparts olive, tail... read more
Calls lisping or "tssep"; song a trill beginning with 2 clear, slurred whistles, like... read more
Marshy forest edge, streams bordered by bushes and trees, lakeshore thickets, and papyrus (... read more
Food and feeding
Small seeds, especially those of the aster Melanthera scandens; removes husks by cracking them. Active, foraging at all levels.... read more
Breeds in wet season (Nov–Jul) in DRCongo. In courtship, partners perch in upright posture, bodies turned away and heads turned... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally uncommon to scarce; fairly common locally. Possibly overlooked. Occurs in several protected areas.
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