Ibadan malimbe

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Ibadan malimbe
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Malimbus
Species: M. ibadanensis
Binomial name
Malimbus ibadanensis
Elgood, 1958

The Ibadan malimbe (Malimbus ibadanensis) is a rare species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is endemic to Nigeria, where it is known only from the southwestern part of the country. It was first discovered in 1951 and was common at one point. Forest clearing made it rare.[2]

The bird is about 20 centimeters long. The male is black with a red head and breast. The female has smaller red areas. The bird forages in pairs or small groups, sometimes alongside the red-headed malimbe (Malimbus rubricollis). It lives in forest and woodland habitat, including degraded areas.[3]

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