French: Phyllanthe capucin German: Schwarzflügel-Kapuzinerhäherling Spanish: Charlatán capuchino
W Gambia and SW Senegal S to Liberia and WC Ivory Coast.
21–24 cm; mean male 83·9 g, mean female 86·4 g. Stout, chunky, short-tailed babbler, blackish maroon with creamy-yellowish bill, grey head and distinctive... read more
Chorus song an excited raucous cackling mixed with grating trills, “krrrrrr…” or... read more
Shady undergrowth, thick leafy tangles, dense thickets and lush streamside growth in broadleaf... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly invertebrates, including ants (Formicidae), small beetles (Coleoptera), cockroaches (Mantodea), grasshoppers (Orthoptera),... read more
Nestbuilding in Jun and food-carrying in Nov in Gambia; birds in breeding condition in Mar and Jun–Aug in Liberia; Nov–Feb in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Generally uncommon to fairly common but local across range, and overall population is believed to be declining... read more
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