French: Cossyphe à ailes bleues German: Blauschulterrötel Spanish: Cosifa aliazul
“Patria ignota” = Dabokrom, Ghana
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. cyanocampter
(Bonaparte, 1850) – E Guinea and Sierra Leone E to S Togo, S Nigeria, S Cameroon and SW & NE Central African Republic S to Gabon and N Congo.
C. c. bartteloti
Shelley, 1890 – NE DRCongo and S South Sudan S to E & S Uganda, W Kenya and extreme NW Tanzania (Minziro Forest).
15–16 cm; 28–32 g. Nominate race has blackish head with long white supercilium, dark olive-brown mantle and neck side to lower back, slightly browner wings with... read more
Song, mainly during rainy season (can continue after nightfall), a sweet, rich mix of leisurely... read more
Undergrowth of primary forest, especially dense edge growth and along streams, also tangled... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including ants, termites, beetles, caterpillars, moths, cicadas, grasshoppers, bugs, spiders and millipedes; fruit... read more
Recorded in every month across range, with apparent peaks in Mar–Aug; breeding condition Aug–Sept in Liberia and May in Nigeria... read more
Sedentary; some movement assumed, as individual in Gabon reported imitating Luscinia... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally frequent to locally common. Density 7–8 pairs/km² in secondary forest in Gabon. Fairly common at low elevations... read more
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