French: Gonolek à ventre jaune German: Gelbbauchwürger Spanish: Bubú pechigualdo
Mount Cameroon, Cameroon
SE Nigeria (Obudu Plateau, Mambilla Plateau, Chappal Hendu) and W Cameroon (Bamenda Highlands, Mt Manengouba, Mt Cameroon).
18–20 cm; 40–47 g. Top of head down to lores, below eye and ear-coverts, and upperparts, including upperwing and tail, are black with very dark blue or oily green... read more
Very noisy, with wide repertoire of loud whistling, swishing, rattling, harsh grating, explosive... read more
Dense undergrowth of clearings and secondary scrub in and near montane forest, and low undergrowth... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages actively in pairs, restless and skulking; never flies far. Forages in gloomy woodland with old trees covered with moss and... read more
Season Nov–Mar, breeding completed by late Mar. Territory advertised by duetting song and whistle calls; bird bows forward when... read more
Sedentary; pair regularly duets and stays in same spot year after year.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Cameroon Mountains EBA. In Nigeria not uncommon on Obudu Plateau; single record in Mambilla, but common on... read more
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