French: Gladiateur de Lagden German: Lagdenwürger Spanish: Gladiador de Lagden
“Ashantee“(Kumasi), south Ghana
Subspecies and Distribution
M. l. lagdeni
(Sharpe, 1884) – SE Sierra Leone E to Ghana, possibly to W Togo.
M. l. centralis
Neumann, 1920 – E DRCongo, W Uganda and W Rwanda, possibly also Burundi.
24·5–25·5 cm; male 84–97 g. Nominate race has forehead to hindneck and side of neck uniformly dark grey, mantle to tail bright olive-green, tail... read more
A mournful, quavering, drawn-out "whoooooo" or "uuuuuuuh", 0·5–0... read more
Dense creepers in evergreen rainforest, in W Africa at 100–700 m and in E of range at 1400... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including katydids (Tettigoniidae); also small vertebrates, including a frog, a 10-cm-long Agama lizard, and a Blue-... read more
Various evidence indicates approximate seasons Jun–Jul in Liberia, Oct–Jan in Ivory Coast, Dec to at least Feb in DRCongo, and... read more
Appears to be entirely sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. In Sierra Leone, uncommon in Gola Forest, formerly probably more widespread. In Liberia, widely... read more
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