Western Grey Plantain-eater (Crinifer piscator) - HBW 4, p. 506
French: Touraco gris
Spanish: Turaco Gris Occidental
Other common names: Grey Plantain-eater
Taxonomy: Falco piscator Boddaert, 1783, Senegal.
Forms a superspecies with C. zonurus, with which has been considered conspecific. Formerly listed as C. africanus, on grounds that Boddaert's name was based on illustration of bird unidentifiable as present species. Monotypic.
Distribution: S Senegambia, Sierra Leone and coastal Liberia E to Central African Republic (in N almost reaching Sudan border); also disjunctly in Congo and Zaire along R Congo S of Stanley Pool.
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VideosSee all 13 videos
2 birds sin a tree Locality Toubacouta, Fatick Region, Senegal
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 5 years ago 32 sec 4.6
A bird perched and looking down curiously Locality Abuko Nature Reserve, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Eldert Groenewoud 24 October 2005 6 years ago 13 sec 4.6
A bird panting in the heat of the sun Locality Abuko Nature Reserve, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Dave Jackson 20 November 2006 6 years ago 27 sec 4.6
A bird perched high in a tree, calling Locality Nianing, Thiès Region, Senegal (Monotypic species)
Juan Sanabria 7 January 2007 7 years ago 33 sec 4
perching in the top Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 December 2011 2 years ago 14 sec 3.8
A bird feeds another one Locality Toubacouta, Fatick Region, Senegal (Monotypic species)
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2009 5 years ago 9 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 23 photos
A side view of an adult bird
Locality Ghana (Monotypic species)
Lars Petersson 27 January 2013 33 weeks ago 4.6
An adult bird.
Locality Makasutu Nature Forest, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Steve Garvie 6 December 2009 4 years ago 4.4
Perched on a branch in a tree
Locality Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Peter Vercruijsse 2 February 2011 20 weeks ago 4.3
An upper view
Locality Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
Guy Poisson 17 April 2013 44 weeks ago 4.2
Bird on a branch
Locality Senegambia Hotel, Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia
Klaus Lachenmaier 1 April 2013 1 year ago 4
Perched on top.
Locality Kédougou Region, Senegal
Jordi Palou 19 January 2013 1 year ago 4