French: Cossyphe à calotte neigeuse German: Schneescheitelrötel Spanish: Cosifa coroninívea
SC Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia and Sierra Leone E to SW & SE Sudan, S South Sudan and W Ethiopia, S to Cameroon and L Victoria Basin; also Gabon, S Congo, extreme SW DRCongo and extreme NW & NE Angola.
20·5–22 cm; 34–45 g. Notably long-tailed. Central crown and hindcrown are white, dotted with black (variable, dependent on degree of feather wear), rest of... read more
Song a fast, almost unbroken string of mimicry of other birds, with variations and powerful... read more
Closed thickets in savanna, rank growth along streams, gallery forests and, in climatically wetter... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates and small fruits. Stomachs of 16 birds from DRCongo held termites, beetles, ants, caterpillars, mantises, small millipedes... read more
May–Sept, chiefly Jul–Aug, in W Africa; in all months, peak Mar, in rest of range; most E African records during long rains (... read more
Mainly sedentary, so far as known. Local seasonal displacements suspected in parts of Sudan, and a... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Sparse in main Upper and Lower Guinea forest areas and in Angola, but locally fairly common in Sudan; frequent to common in W Ethiopia and SW... read more
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