French: Zostérops du Cameroun German: Kamerunbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos del Camerún
Other common names:
Zosterops (Speirops) melanocephala
G. R. Gray
Mt Cameroon, in SW Cameroon.
13 cm; 9–12·5 g. Has very dark brown, slightly glossy crown to nape, hindneck and side of head, greyish-white forehead and lores contrasting strongly with dark... read more
Song, very loud for size of bird, 2–2·5 seconds in duration, a sequence of staccato,... read more
More open parts of forest, forest clearings, thickets and bushy patches, avoiding denser closed-... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; also berries and other vegetable matter. Feeds singly, in pairs and in parties of 5–15 individuals; also in mixed flocks... read more
Birds with enlarged gonads in Nov–Dec and Mar. No other information.
Resident; some vertical movement, e.g. seen at 1850–2800 m in Dec but less commonly at 1950... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Cameroon Mountains EBA. Common; generally, not difficult for human observer to see c. 15 individuals in a day. This species... read more
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