A cute and dumpy black and white flycatcher-like bird with striking red eye-wattles. The sexes differ: male has a broad black chest band and white throat; female has black chest and throat with only a small white chin patch. Juvenile browner, with indistinct eye-wattles. Pairs are resident, flitting around the middle canopy of primary and secondary montane evergreen forest. Restricted to the highlands of western Cameroon, where it is an endangered species. Calls include a repeated grating “chhrrt-er-cheert-cheert” interspersed with clicks, buzzing notes, and wing-flitting noises, similar to other wattle-eyes. Black-throated Wattle-eye is similar to Banded, but prefers woodland and has a white wingbar.
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