16·5–17·5 cm; 45 g. Forehead and forecrown greyish-black with yellowish streak-like spots, hindcrown, nape, neck sides and ear-coverts grey-brown,... read more
Generally less vocal than other Gymnobucco. Loud “whew”, “whee-ew... read more
Primary, secondary and riverine forest, forest patches, overgrown plantations, pastures near forest... read more
Food and feeding
Diverse fruits and berries, such as figs, and those of Allophyllus, Ficus, Musanga, Macaranga, ... read more
Lays Jan–Aug in Cameroon, Nov–Feb in Gabon, Sept–Jul in forest area of Congo and W Zaire, and Mar–Dec in S Zaire.... read more
Resident; dependent largely on fruiting trees, moves some distance to them.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread, somewhat adaptable, and relatively abundant, though considered rare in NE Angola (Lunda Norte). Threats involve removal of dead trees,... read more
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