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.
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.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Malimbus ibadanensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- USFWS. Addition of 30 African Birds to List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Federal Register January 12, 1995.
- Malimbus ibadanensis. BirdLife Fact Sheet.
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