French: Pouillot à tête noire German: Schwarzscheitel-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero capirotado
Subspecies and Distribution
P. h. camerunensis
(Alexander, 1909) – highlands of SE Nigeria (Obudu and Mambilla Plateaux) and W Cameroon.
P. h. herberti
(Alexander, 1903) – Bioko and, perhaps this race, mainland Equatorial Guinea (Mt Alen).
9–10 cm; 9 g. A small leaf-warbler with bold head pattern, short wings and tail. Nominate race has crown to nape black or blackish-brown, long and broad buff super... read more
Call a sibilant “see-err”; more prolonged “see-err-err” as alarm. Song, usually from open perch, a... read more
Wet montane or submontane primary forest and secondary forest between 900 m and 2200 m;... read more
Food and feeding
Diet largely unknown; presumably, mostly small insects. Forages alone, in pairs or in small parties; often in mixed-species flocks with... read more
Largely unknown. Birds in breeding condition in Dec–Feb in Nigeria and Nov–Dec in Cameroon.
Resident, but altitudinal movements evident. On Mt Kupé, in Cameroon, mist-netted at 900 m in May... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cameroon Mountains EBA. Common or locally common within its small range. Occurs in Mount Kupé National Park, in... read more
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