French: Pririt de Verreaux German: Gabunschnäpper Spanish: Batis de Verreaux
Other common names:
J. P. Verreaux and J. B. É. Verreaux
Patchily distributed in S Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, W Congo and extreme SW Central African Republic.
9–10 cm; 8–12 g. Very small flycatcher-like and shrike-like bird with contrasting black, grey and white colours. Male has crown and head side black, hindneck grey... read more
A long series of thin short notes, also described as identical whistles.
Forest edge; prefers old secondary growth or old plantations (remarkable, considering its... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods: beetles (Coleoptera), hymenopterans and termites (Isoptera) recorded, also spiders (Araneae). Prey in size range 5–15 mm... read more
Season probably Sept–Feb. Territorial. No details known. Young probably remain with parents for a long time after having left nest. read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Cameroon and Gabon Lowlands EBA. In Cameroon occurs in lowland forest E of R Sanaga, where rare... read more
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