French: Parmoptile à gorge rousse German: Woodhouse-Ameisenpicker Spanish: Estrilda piquifina de Woodhouse
Camma River, Gabon
Subspecies and Distribution
P. w. woodhousei
Cassin, 1859 – S Nigeria, S Cameroon and Gabon E to S Central African Republic, Congo and W DRCongo.
P. w. ansorgei
E. J. O. Hartert, 1904 – N Angola and C DRCongo.
11 cm; c. 9·4 g. Male nominate race has forehead rufous with brighter red bars, crown and upperparts brown, mottled dark brown and with buff shaft streaks, upperwing... read more
Call or song a long, shrill, high-pitched "tcseeep"; high-pitched whistle, pitch descending from 5·... read more
Primary and secondary lowland forest, gallery forest, coffee forest, manioc (Manihot esculenta... read more
Food and feeding
Arboreal ants (Formicidae), also other small insects, including small caterpillars; also fruits, e.g. Xylopia aethiopica. In... read more
Breeds in all months in Gabon; nest with eggs in Apr, in Cameroon. Courtship behaviour not described. Nest a large, bulky domed structure,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon to rare. Rare in Nigeria; widespread but infrequent to rare in Cameroon forest zone; evidently uncommon in Central African... read more
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