French: Phyllanthe à gorge blanche German: Kamerunberghäherling Spanish: Charlatán goliblanco
Kupe Mountain, Cameroon.
SE Nigeria (Obudu Plateau) and SW Cameroon.
21–23 cm; 64 g. Large brown-and-white forest babbler with olivaceous brown body and white face and breast. Crown is dull chestnut, clear-cutting on nape to bronzy olive... read more
Call a harsh explosive “chak”, “chook” or “chrook”, usually given singly but occasionally up to... read more
Primary montane forest with high rainfall apparently crucial, but seen in mature secondary growth,... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insectivorous. Travels through forest in highly active, excitable and vocal flocks of up to twelve individuals, occasionally up to... read more
Apr–Jan. Nest a large untidy cup of moss and bits of fern, placed c. 10 m above ground at base of branch against trunk, among... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Cameroon Mountains EBA. Although the species has recently been found at several new sites, its total range is very small and... read more
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