Brown-throated Wattle-eye Platysteira cyanea
(aka Common Wattle-eye)
Mole National Park, Ghana
The Brown-throated Wattle-eye is distributed in tropical Africa from Senegal in West Africa to southern Ethiopia. It is found in a variety of wooded habitats but is absent from primary forest.
|This bird is a female with
the throat and upper breast dark chestnut, looking black in many
lights. There is a thin white band above this. In the male the
throat is white and there is a black breast band. The wattles
would appear to form some part of a signalling system connected
with courtship and/or dominance and they expand when a bird is
The voice is varied but there is a common and diagnostic song is a series of high-pitched notes. There is also bill-snapping.
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