Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Endangered

White-throated Mountain-babbler (Kupeornis gilberti)


Taxonomy

French: Phyllanthe à gorge blanche German: Kamerunberghäherling Spanish: Charlatán goliblanco
Taxonomy:

Kupeornis gilberti

Serle

, 1949,

Kupe Mountain, Cameroon

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Nigeria (Obudu Plateau) and SW Cameroon.

Descriptive notes

21–23 cm; 64 g. Large brown-and-white forest babbler with olivaceous brown body and white face and breast. Crown is dull chestnut, clear-cutting on nape to bronzy olive... read more

Voice

Call a harsh explosive “chak”, “chook” or “chrook”, usually given singly but occasionally up to... read more

Habitat

Primary montane forest with high rainfall apparently crucial, but seen in mature secondary growth,... read more

Food and feeding

Mainly insectivorous. Travels through forest in highly active, excitable and vocal flocks of up to twelve individuals, occasionally up to... read more

Breeding

Apr–Jan. Nest a large untidy cup of moss and bits of fern, placed c. 10 m above ground at base of branch against trunk, among... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Cameroon Mountains EBA. Although the species has recently been found at several new sites, its total range is very small and... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). White-throated Mountain-babbler (Kupeornis gilberti). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/59574 on 25 September 2017).