French: Grive de Crossley German: Crossleydrossel Spanish: Zorzal de Crossley
Cameroon Mountain, Cameroon.
Frequently treated as a race of G. gurneyi; see that species. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. c. crossleyi
(Sharpe, 1871) – SE Nigeria, Cameroon and S Congo.
G. c. pilettei
(Schouteden, 1918) – NE DRCongo (Semliki Valley and W Itombwe Highlands).
21·5 cm; 63–82 g. Nominate race is pale olive-brown on crown, hindneck and rest of upperparts, brighter on upper lores and rump; much darker wing-coverts,... read more
Song, sometimes from ground, a series of phrases consisting of 7–10 rich mellow whistles... read more
Mid-elevation primary montane forest, at 1000–2300 m in Cameroon (seasonal records lower),... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects; some seeds. Forages on ground in deep cover.
Breeding-condition birds Apr–Jun in Nigeria, Apr, Jun and Aug in Cameroon and Aug–Nov in DRCongo, all of which suggests... read more
Individual in Cameroon trapped at 650 m in Dec and retrapped at 200 m in Jan, indicating vertical... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Rare to locally fairly common. Generally rare but widely distributed in Cameroon; fairly common to very common... read more
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