French: Pintade noire German: Schwarzperlhuhn Spanish: Pintada negra
Cape Lopez, Gabon
SE Nigeria S to N Angola (Cabinda) and E, N of R Congo, to extreme NE DRCongo.
c. 40–43 cm; c. 700 g. Distinguished from larger Guttera plumifera by lack of long plumes on pinkish head and unspotted plumage. Head bare, skin either rose-... read more
Gives musical, high-pitched “kwee” repeated frequently at rate of 2–3 per second... read more
Dense primary rainforest, with possible preference for dense undergrowth; also occurs at forest... read more
Food and feeding
Basically insects, with beetles, ants and termites recorded; other invertebrates such as millipedes and small frogs. Plant matter includes... read more
Probably monogamous. In NE DRCongo, breeds in almost any month, but mainly during drier period of Dec–Feb; elsewhere little known,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: Safe. Total population may number 100,000–500,000 birds. Probably declining due to habitat loss and hunting... read more
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