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  • n. Either of two bird species in the passerine family Picathartidae endemic to sub-Saharan Africa.


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From: rock + fowl


  • 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

  • Gray-necked rockfowl (Picathartes oreas), Cameroon.

    Cameroonian Highlands forests

  • The avifauna is allied to that of the Western Area Forest Reserve and Gola Forest of Sierra Leone, and the presence of the yellow-headed rockfowl further extends the natural range of this species as far as the northern limit of the Western Guinean Lowland Forest.

    Western Guinean lowland forests

  • 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


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