French: Picatharte du Cameroun German: Buntkopf-Felsenhüpfer Spanish: Picatartes cuelligrís
Other common names: Grey-necked Picathartes
33–38 cm; 200–250 g. Large odd-looking passerine with fairly long broad tail, long curved bill, and strong legs. Has bare head, with skin of forecrown lilac-blue... read more
Mostly silent, but sometimes gives low, quiet drawn-out rasping or hissing “wheet” call, 1–2... read more
Rainforest; almost always encountered in primary or secondary forest, but may have greater... read more
Food and feeding
Food mainly forest-floor invertebrates, including grasshoppers (Orthoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), earwigs (Dermaptera), ants (Hymenoptera... read more
Associated with wet season, nesting twice yearly where rainfall distribution bimodal; nesting activity recorded Mar–Nov (peak between... read more
Resident; probably stays close to breeding sites/roosts all year.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted range species: present in Cameroon and Gabon Lowlands EBA and Cameroon Mountains EBA. CITES I. Although overall range is relatively large (314, 000 km... read more
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