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“Ibadan Malimbe”, The Rare Red-headed Bird Which Can Only Be Found In Ibadan.


The Malimbus Ibadanensis known as the “Ibadan Malimbe”, is a rare red-headed bird which cannot be found anywhere in the world except Ibadan. 

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.

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