French: Gobemouche du Libéria German: Liberiadrongoschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas liberiano
Grassfield, Mount Nimba, Liberia
Very locally in SE Sierra Leone (Gola Forest), SE Guinea (Macenta, on Zama Massif), N Liberia and W Ivory Coast, also disjunctly SC Ghana (Atewa Range#R).
19–22 cm; 37–42 g. Plumage is dark blue-grey, slightly paler on throat, flanks and belly; primaries and secondaries black, tail blackish; iris dark brown; bill... read more
Usually silent. Song 5–7 loud, ringing notes, with many variations, including... read more
Lowland rainforest. Highest parts of tall trees in primary lowland rainforest (never on slopes) in... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, especially large black alate hymenopterans, also small beetles (Coleoptera), and a hairless caterpillar (Lepidoptera) recorded.... read more
Birds with enlarged ovaries in Jul–Aug wet season in Liberia. No other information.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Upper Guinea Forests EBA. Rare to scarce, but easily overlooked. Total range estimated at 122,000 km² and global... read more
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