Western Bluebill Spermophaga haematina
Blue-billed Malimbe, Atewa Forest, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image

Atewa Forest, Ghana
June 2011

The Western Bluebill is a member of the finch family and is distributed from Gambia to the Congo Basin and south to northern Angola. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

It is found skulking in forest undergrowth and is often close to water.

The bill is large, dull dark blue with a reddish tip. The male is black with a red throat, breast and flanks.

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