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White-necked Rockfowl

Picathartes gymnocephalus (Temminck, 1825)

The White-necked Rockfowl (Picathartes gymnocephalus) is a medium-sized bird in the family Picathartidae with a long neck and tail. Also known as the White-necked Picathartes, this passerine is mainly found in rocky forested areas at higher altitudes in West Africa from Guinea to Ghana. Its distribution is patchy, with populations often being isolated from each other. The rockfowl typically chooses to live near streams and inselbergs. It has no recognized subspecies, though some believe that it forms a superspecies with the Grey-necked Rockfowl. The White-necked Rockfowl has greyish-black upperparts and white underparts. Its unusually long, dark brown tail is used for balance, and its thighs are muscular. The head is nearly featherless, with the exposed skin being bright yellow except for two large, circular black patches located just behind the eyes. Though the bird is usually silent, some calls are known. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Eupetidae
Genus:
  Picathartes

Scientific:
  Picathartes gymnocephalus

Citation:
  (Temminck, 1825)

Reference:
  Pl.Col. livr.55 pl.327

Protonym:
  Corvus gymnocephalus

Avibase ID:
  303653379A703A4F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/30365337

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 562165


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Picathartes gymnocephalus: Locally in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Ghana
English:
White-necked Rockfowl
Czech:
vranule bělokrká
German:
Gelbkopf-Felshüpfer
Danish:
Gulhovedet Kragedrossel
Spanish:
Picatartes Cuelliblanco
Finnish:
keltapääkaljukas
French:
Picatharte de Guinée
Italian:
Picatarte collobianco
Japanese:
hagechimedori
Japanese:
ハゲチメドリ
Dutch:
Witnekkaalkopkraai
Norwegian:
Gulhodegrottefugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gulhovudgrottefugl
Polish:
sepowronka zóltogardla
Portuguese:
Picatartes-da-guiné
Russian:
Белошейная лысая ворона
Slovak:
holohlavec žltohlavý
Swedish:
gulskallig kråktrast
Ukrainian:
Гологолов західний
Chinese:
白颈岩鹛


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Picatharte de Guinée ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Picatharte de Guinée ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 1st edition:
Yellow-headed Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Yellow-headed Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 4th edition:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 6th edition:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
White-necked Picathartidae (Rockfowl) ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements, version 2015:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements, version 2016:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements, version 2017:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Clements, version 2018:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
eBird version 1.50:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
eBird version 1.52:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
eBird version 1.53:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
eBird version 1.54:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
eBird version 1.55:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
eBird version 2015:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
eBird version 2016:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
eBird version 2017:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
eBird version 2018:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
White-necked Bald Crow ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
White-necked Bald Crow ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
White-necked Picathartes ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Yellow-headed Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
James Lee Peters:
Picathartes gymnocephalus
James Lee Peters (original):
Picathartes gymnocephalus
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Picathartes gymnocephalus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
White-necked Rockfowl ( Picathartes gymnocephalus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Picathartes gymnocephalus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Picathartes gymnocephalus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: picatart collblanc
Czech: Vranule belokrká, vranule bělokrká
Danish: Gulhovedet Kragedrossel
German: Gelbkopf-Fehlshüpfer, Gelbkopf-Felsenhüpfer, Gelbkopf-Felshüpfer, Gelbkopf-Stelze
English: Bare-headed Rockfowl, Guinea Bare-headed Rockfowl, Guinea Bare-headed Rock-Fowl, White necked Rockfowl, White-necked Bald Crow, White-necked Baldcrow, White-necked Picathartes, White-necked Picathartidae (Rockfowl), White-necked Rockfowl, Yellow-headed Picathartes, Yellow-headed Rockfowl
English (IOC): White-necked Rockfowl
Spanish: Pavo Calvo de Guinea, Picatartes Cuelliblanco
Spanish (Spain): Picatartes cuelliblanco
Spanish (HBW): White-necked Rockfowl
Finnish: Keltapääkaljukas
French: Picatharte à cou blanc, Picatharte chauve, Picatharte chauve de Guinée, Picatharte de Guinée
Hungarian: fehérnyakú gólyalábúvarjú
Italian: Picatarte collobianco
Japanese: hagechimedori
Japanese: ハゲチメドリ
Scientific: Corvus gymnocephalus, Picathartes gymnocephalus
Lithuanian: Baltakaklė plikoji varna
Dutch: Grijsnekkaalkopkraai, Witnekkaalkopkraai, Witnekkraai
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gulhovudgrottefugl
Norwegian: Gulhodegrottefugl, Kråketrost
Polish: sepowronka zóltogardla, sępowronka żółtogardła, Sępowronka żółtogłowa
Portuguese: Picatartes-da-guiné
Russian: белошейная лысая ворона, Западная лысая ворона
Slovak: holohlavec žltohlavý, Strakovec žltohlavý
Swedish: gulskallig kråktrast, Vithakad kråktrast
Ukrainian: Гологолов західний
Chinese: 白颈岩鹛
Chinese (Traditional): 白頸岩鶥

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