French: Cubla aux yeux rouges German: Schwarzschulter-Schneeballwürger Spanish: Cubla senegalesa
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From W & SE Nigeria very patchily S to NW & NE Angola, discontinuously E to N Central African Republic, NE & E DRCongo, W Uganda and Rwanda.
16–18 cm; 23–34 g. Male has forehead to mantle, scapulars and upperwing black, glossed dark blue, back and rump white (plumage dense and capable of erection),... read more
Vocal, but keeps hidden. Male's song a rolling snore lasting up to 2 seconds, beginning with... read more
Inhabits secondary forest, large thickets, forest clearings and gallery forests; less common in... read more
Food and feeding
Prey includes beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), orthopterans and their eggs, dictyopterans, termites (Isoptera), large caterpillars,... read more
Season Feb, Aug and Nov in Cameroon and Dec–Mar in Gabon; in breeding condition throughout year and nestling found in Sept in NE... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to locally common. Density of 2–4 pairs/10 ha in N Gabon. Only three records from Nigeria, at Oshogbo and on Obudu Plateau. In Cameroon,... read more
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