from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of fishes.
  • n. A notable genus of South American fruit-crows, of the subfamily Gymnoderinæ. The type and only species is G. calvus or G. capucinus.


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  • These include the near-endemic white-eyed prinia Prinia leontica (VU), the grey-winged robinchat Cossypha polioptera, lemon dove Columba larvata, Sharp's apalis Apalis sharpei, whitenecked rockfowl Picathartes gymnocephalus (VU) and Nimba flycatcher Melaenornis annamarulae (VU), A detailed account of birds in Liberian Nimba is given in Coston & Curry-Lindahl (1986).

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • The most important of these include the yellow-headed rockfowl (Picathartes gymnocephalus, VU), rufous fishing owl (Scotopelia ussheri, EN), and yellow-throated olive greenbul (Criniger olivaceus, VU).

    Western Guinean lowland forests

  • The presence of the rare yellow-headed rockfowl (Picathartes gymnocephalus, VU) has also been confirmed in the Loma Mountains.

    Guinean montane forests

  • Some writers say they are peculiar to Sierra Leone, others that they are not, but both unite in calling them Picathartes gymnocephalus.

    Travels in West Africa

  • I ask him more about Zoo Quest, when he and Jack Lester went in search of the bald-headed rock crow, Picathartes gymnocephalus, and, as described in the autobiography, after only four broadcasts a London bus driver asked, ' 'ere Dave, are you going to catch that Picafartees gymno-bloody-cephalus or aren't you?' - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph


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