It is endemic to Nigeria, where it is known only from the southwestern part of the country, including the city of Ibadan (in Oyo) which it's named after. 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.
- 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. Archived 2011-10-18 at the Wayback Machine. Federal Register January 12, 1995.
- Malimbus ibadanensis. BirdLife Fact Sheet.
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