French: Barbican chauve German: Glatzenbartvogel Spanish: Barbudo calvo común
Subspecies and Distribution
G. c. calvus
(Lafresnaye, 1841) – SW Guinea#R and Sierra Leone E to Cameroon and Gabon.
G. c. congicus
Chapin, 1932 – W Congo and W DRCongo S to NW Angola.
c. 17–18 cm; 47–71 g. Male nominate race with crown and face unfeathered, blackish to blue-grey; buff to dull brown bristly tufts on chin and at lateral base of... read more
Song reported to be soft “poo” in accelerating series of 7–10 notes, but recently... read more
Primary and adjacent secondary forest, into wooded grassland, and nearby plantations, farms and... read more
Food and feeding
Eats diverse wild and cultivated fruits, including those of Antiaris, Broussonetia, Celtis, Discoglypremna... read more
Breeds Mar–Dec in W Africa, also Jan–Feb in Ghana and Nigeria; most of year in Cameroon, Oct–Apr in Gabon and Congo, and... read more
Resident; shifts foraging sites as different fruiting trees come into fruit.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common throughout range. Only recently discovered in Benin. Seems less affected by fragmenting of forest than are G. sladeni and... read more
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