White-necked Picathartes (Picathartes gymnocephalus) - HBW 12, p. 68
French: Picatharte de Guinée
Spanish: Picatartes Cuelliblanco
Other common names: White-necked/Bare-headed Rockfowl, Yellow-headed Picathartes/Rockfowl
Taxonomy: Corvus gymnocephalus Temminck, 1825, Guinea coast.
Taxonomic position of genus subject to ongoing debate. Now generally considered to represent a monotypic family, related to “thrush-babbler assemblage” of the Timaliidae; has been suggested that closest relatives are the rockjumpers (Chaetops) of South Africa. May form a superspecies with P. oreas. Monotypic.
Distribution: Forest belt in S & E Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana.
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Blurred shot of partly obscured bird, followed by slow motion clip Locality Ghana (Monotypic species)
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