French: Gonolek de Lühder German: Braunscheitelwürger Spanish: Bubú de Lühder
Subspecies and Distribution
L. l. luehderi
Reichenow, 1874 – extreme SE Nigeria (Calabar area) and S Cameroon S to NW Angola (Cabinda) and S Congo (lower R Congo); extreme S South Sudan, NE & E DRCongo, Rwanda and Burundi S to W & E sides of L Tanganyika.
L. l. castaneiceps
Sharpe, 1891 – extreme E DRCongo (Rwenzori Mts), S Uganda and SW Kenya.
18–19 cm; male 30–49 g, female 35–45 g. Distinctive bush-shrike with chestnut cap, round-ended tail (central feather pair 10–14 mm shorter than outer... read more
Complex and poorly understood repertoire, regionally variable. Male and female call in duet, using... read more
Inhabits thick vegetation in abandoned clearings, overgrown plantations and young secondary growth... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly caterpillars, especially those in parasol trees, beetles (Coleoptera) and grasshoppers (Orthoptera); also mantises (Mantidae), moths... read more
Season Sept–Oct in Nigeria, Aug–Oct and Dec in Cameroon, and Sept, Nov–Dec and Feb in Gabon; in DRCongo, in breeding... read more
None known; probably resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon to not uncommon in W range; common in E. Not uncommon in Nigeria (near Calabar); in Cameroon, widespread in forest zone in SW,... read more
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