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  • The white-fronted wattle-eye (Platysteira albifrons) is endemic to the northernmost part of the coastal belt in this ecoregion.

    Angolan scarp savanna and woodlands 2008

  • The conservation of the forests of Mount Oku is the last remaining hope for two species, Bannerman's turaco (Tauraco bannermani, EN) and the banded wattle-eye (Platysteira laticincta, EN), which are restricted to montane forests in the Bamenda-Banso highlands.

    Biological diversity in the Guinean forests of West Africa 2008

  • Besides the narrow endemics listed above, characteristic birds of the escarpment forests and woodlands include red-crested turaco (Tauraco erythrolophus), red-backed mousebird (Colius castanotus) (both endemic to Angola), mottled spinetail (Telacanthura ussheri), batlike spinetail (Neafrapus boehmi), naked-faced barbet (Gymnobucco calvus), red-tailed palm thrush (Cichladusa ruficauda), and yellow-bellied wattle-eye (Dyaphorophyia concreta).

    Angolan scarp savanna and woodlands 2008


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  • Also called puffback flycatchers, wattle-eyes are a family of small, stout passerines of the African tropics. The name comes from the brightly colored, fleshy eye decorations found in most species in this group.

    January 8, 2008