(819) 14.5 cm; 22 g
Combination of bright scarlet head and breast, orange or reddish
bill and white underparts are features unlike any other species in
& M (NON-BR)
Bill orange to reddish, head and breast lemon yellow; yellow-edged
to fairly common resident; joins mixed-species foraging flocks
during winter months.
woodland and Acacia savanna.
insects and spiders; also seeds and fruit.
of high-pitched, squeaky, swizzling notes.
monogamous, sometimes polygynous. Nest typically weaver shaped but
constructed of thin pliable twigs, vines and leaf petioles, giving
shaggy appearance; placed on outer branches of trees, often near
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver colonies, or on telephone wires.
Occasionally parasitised by Diderick Cuckoo.