French: Grive du Cameroun German: Kamerundrossel Spanish: Zorzal camerunés
Subspecies and Distribution
G. c. camaronensis
(Sharpe, 1905) – Black-eared Ground-thrush – Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Recently recorded in S Congo (Koubotchi) and W DRCongo (Luki Forest)#R.
G. c. graueri
(Sassi, 1914) – Grauer's Ground-thrush – NE DRCongo and W Uganda.
G. c. kibalensis
(Prigogine, 1978) – Kibale Forest, in W Uganda.
16·5–18 cm; 42–57 g. Nominate race resembles a small, small-billed version of Z. gurneyi, but with distinctive broad dark double bar on paler face... read more
Song undescribed; calls include thin high “ssreee”, probably in alarm, and “tssrr... read more
Lowland primary forest and transition forest, race graueri ranging up to 1370 m, ... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including small snails and insects such as beetles, ants and cockroaches. Forages on ground, scratching at leaf-litter with... read more
Nests found Sept–Oct, and breeding-condition bird and fledgling in May, in Uganda; breeding-condition bird in Jun and fledglings and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Race kibalensis known only from two specimens collected in 1966, despite subsequent searches, and evidently very rare. Other races very... read more
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