French: Grive olivâtre German: Ghanadrossel Spanish: Zorzal de Ghana
Denkera, in the interior of Fantee, Ghana
Subspecies and Distribution
G. p. princei
(Sharpe, 1874) – Prince's Ground-thrush – E Sierra Leone and Liberia E to Ghana.
G. p. batesi
(Sharpe, 1905) – Bates's Ground-thrush – S Nigeria, W & S Cameroon and N Gabon; NE DRCongo and W Uganda.
21–22 cm; 59–83 g. Nominate race dark greyish-brown above, with rusty rump and uppertail-coverts; distinctive broad dark double bar on paler face; dark brown... read more
Song unknown. Call a long high rolling trill, “tsssrrr”, used for contact, and thin high “siiip” in... read more
Lowland primary forest, riverine forest and moist secondary growth, to 550 m in Liberia and 610 m... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded food items to date only animals, mainly invertebrates such as earthworms, snails, millipedes and insects, including grasshoppers... read more
Jun and Aug in Liberia, Aug in Nigeria and Oct–Apr in Gabon; breeding-condition birds Mar–Apr in Cameroon; Jun and Oct in... read more
Sedentary in Gabon, and probably throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Considered rare in W Africa, but present in Comoé and Taï Forest National Parks, in Ivory Coast, and locally common in parts of Liberia, e.g. fairly... read more
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