French: Tisserin à cape jaune German: Gelbkappenweber Spanish: Tejedor dorsipinto
Two widely separated populations: S Cameroon, N Gabon, NW Congo and SW Central African Republic; and E DRCongo (on highland fringe).
14 cm. Male has forehead, crown and nape golden-yellow (in DRCongo some have golden-brown forehead and crown), lores, cheek, ear-covers and chin black; upperparts, including... read more
No published description; apparently usually silent.
Evergreen forest, in primary forest often near clearings; enters secondary forest. Mainly in... read more
Food and feeding
Only recorded items are insects and other arthropods, including butterflies and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), larvae of mantids (Mantidae),... read more
Recorded in Aug, Gabon; specimen with enlarged gonads in Jun, DRCongo. Presumed monogamous. Solitary nester. Nest ball-shaped, with short,... read more
No information; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Very poorly known species. Appears to be scarce, at least in W range. Distribution patchy and very localized.
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