French: Pintade plumifère German: Schlichthauben-Perlhuhn Spanish: Pintada plumífera
Cape Lopez, Gabon.
Closely related to G. pucherani. Races intergrade in NE Congo. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. p. plumifera
(Cassin, 1857) – S Cameroon, N Congo and CN & S Central African Republic S through Equatorial Guinea and N & W Gabon to N Angola (Cabinda).
G. p. schubotzi
Reichenow, 1912 – N DRCongo E to W Rift Valley, S into forests W of L Tanganyika.
c. 45–51 cm; c. 750–1000 g. Only likely to be confused with G. pucherani, which has shorter and looser crest, less prominent gape wattles, plain black... read more
Poorly described in the literature; contact calls between flock members are far-carrying sharp... read more
Mainly restricted to primary forest; also occurs in very mature secondary growth, usually with... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous: plant matter, such as seeds, roots, shoots, fruits and leaves; animals, especially invertebrates, including snails, slugs,... read more
Laying dates variable, and probably not seasonal, although drier months apparently avoided; Mar and Sep in DRCongo. Probably monogamous and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: Safe. Total population may number 10,000–100,000 birds. Generally appears to be rather uncommon, and probably... read more
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