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20 cm. All-black, white eye, brown vent, bright yellow legs and feet. Female a duller version of male and lacks green sheen. Juvenile is brownish overall with shadow of yellow collar and olive on belly and vent. Pale flesh legs.
This species has in the past been named Yellow-legged Malimbe (Malimbus flavipes) but is now considered to belong in genus Ploceus.
The diet includes caterpillars.
For the change of name and genus: Fry, C. H. and Keith, S. (Eds). 2004. The Birds of Africa, Vol. VII. Princeton University Press.
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