French: Beaumarquet à ailes jaunes German: Rotmaskenastrild Spanish: Estrilda aliamarilla
Other common names:
W Guinea E to S Chad and W Central African Republic (on R Shari), S to coastal Ghana and Togo.
12·5 cm; 14·3-15 g. Male has face from forehead to ear-coverts and down to cheek and throat red, lores grey; crown to back grey, rump and uppertail-coverts red... read more
Alarm call notes rise from 1 kHz to 2·4 kHz (most energy at 2·6 kHz and an overtone at 3·4 kHz),... read more
Mature S guinean woodland and derived bushland, edges of riverine forest, coastal thickets, woods... read more
Food and feeding
Small grass seeds; also insects, mainly termites (Isoptera) and ants (Formicidae). In examination of contents of 19 stomachs, seeds found... read more
Season Oct–Jan in Nigeria. Courting male bows to female, tail angled toward her, and calls; in another display, male holds feather in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common; uncommon to rare in several parts of range. Rare in Liberia, and uncommon to rare in Burkina Faso and Benin;... read more
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