French: Pintade à poitrine blanche German: Weißbrust-Perlhuhn Spanish: Pintada pechiblanca
no locality = Ghana
Remnant forest patches from SE Sierra Leone (Gola Forest region) through Liberia and Ivory Coast to SW Ghana.
c. 40–45 cm; c. 815 g (in captivity). Head and upper neck bare; rose-red skin becomes pink on lower neck, with white filaments; lower neck, breast and upper back pure... read more
Deep “kok-kok” given by flock members in contact; also described as quiet twittering;... read more
Dense primary rainforest, with apparent preference for drier areas; also found in nearby patches of... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly invertebrates, including termites, ants, crickets, millipedes, worms, beetle larvae (Chrysomelidae), spiders and small molluscs;... read more
Oct–May, perhaps peaking at end of wet season, in Nov–Jan, but equally may breed throughout year (e.g. in Liberia). Downy... read more
Sedentary. Short local movements over c. 0·9 km².
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. One of most threatened species in Africa; formerly treated as Endangered. Total population estimated at 85,000 birds; undergoing major decline due to destruction... read more
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