French: Gonolek à ventre blanc German: Sumpfwürger Spanish: Bubú bicolor
Subspecies and Distribution
L. b. bicolor
(Hartlaub, 1857) – Gabon Boubou – W Cameroon S to Gabon and extreme NW Angola (coastal Cabinda).
L. b. guttatus
(Hartlaub, 1865) – Congo S to W Angola (S to near Lubango).
L. b. sticturus
Hartlaub & Finsch, 1870 – Okavango Boubou – interior of S Angola E to W Zambia, NE Namibia and N Botswana; recorded in extreme NW Zimbabwe#R.
23–25 cm; male 52–65 g and female 45–57 g (guttatus), male 48–57 g and female 43–58 g (sticturus). Nominate race is glossy... read more
In S of range song a synchronous or overlapping duet, male uttering soft but ringing, fluty "... read more
In Cameroon, found in stunted mangroves with small areas of drier ground surrounded by tidal... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera) including cicadas (Cicadidae), also... read more
Immature in Jun in Cameroon; pairs duetting Oct–Jan and May in Gabon; eggs in Aug–Nov and Jan–Apr (mainly Nov, once Jun)... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. In Cameroon, small population on coast near Tiko, and pair sighted near Bibundi, on Mt Cameroon; occurs on Gabon coast in R Ogoou... read more
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