French: Gonolek à front blanc German: Bocagewürger Spanish: Bubú de Bocage
Other common names:
Subspecies and Distribution
C. b. bocagei
(Reichenow, 1894) – S Cameroon S to NW Angola; one record from SE Nigeria (Obudu Plateau).
C. b. jacksoni
(Sharpe, 1901) – NE & SC DRCongo, Uganda and W Kenya.
23–25·5 cm; male 27–28 g, female 22–28 g. A small bush-shrike, dark above, with small bill and graduated or strongly rounded tail. Male nominate race... read more
Male song variable, a sharp, ringing, upslurred "tp-tooi-tweeee", a clipped "tewp-... read more
Fairly open wooded country with large-crowned trees (e.g. Albizia and Pentaclethra... read more
Food and feeding
Eats insects, especially caterpillars, also beetles (Coleoptera), termites (Isoptera) and grasshoppers (Orthoptera), mantids (Mantidae),... read more
Few details. Season Sept in Cameroon, and sings all year (especially Nov–Feb) in Gabon; breeds Aug–Sept in DRCongo and Feb, Jul... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare or uncommon to locally common. Recent record from Nigeria at Belekiti, on Obudu Plateau. Widespread in S Cameroon W to Mbulu Forest (near... read more
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