French: Akalat à tête noire German: Augenbrauen-Laubdrossling Spanish: Tordina capirotada
Other common names:
Fanti region, Ghana
Subspecies and Distribution
I. c. johnsoni
(Büttikofer, 1889) – E Sierra Leone and Liberia; populations of SE Guinea and Ivory Coast probably this race.
I. c. cleaveri
(Shelley, 1874) – Ghana.
I. c. marchanti
Serle, 1956 – S Nigeria.
I. c. batesi
(Sharpe, 1901) – SE Nigeria (Obudu Plateau) and SW & S Cameroon E to SW Central African Republic, S to extreme W DRCongo (Luki Forest#R).
I. c. poensis
Bannerman, 1934 – Bioko.
15–16 cm; 22–36 g. Black cap and long pale eyebrow distinctive. Nominate race has crown blackish, hindneck grey, upperparts and head side bright rufous-brown,... read more
Song, given all year (mainly in poor light at dawn, and in Gabon less intensively in long dry... read more
Dense undergrowth and more open understorey of primary and mature secondary forest, Raphia... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including termites (Isoptera), small beetles (Coleoptera), crickets (Orthoptera), spiders (Araneae), millipedes (Diplopoda)... read more
May–Nov in Liberia and Nigeria, Jan–Feb in Ivory Coast, all year in Cameroon, and Jan–Mar and Nov in Gabon; fledgling in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally fairly common across range. Fairly common to common in Liberia, at coast and throughout forest zone; present in Taï Forest National... read more
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