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Grey-necked Rockfowl

Picathartes oreas Reichenow, 1899

The Grey-necked Rockfowl (Picathartes oreas) is a medium-sized bird in the family Picathartidae with a long neck and tail. Also known as the Grey-necked Picathartes, this passerine is mainly found in rocky areas of close-canopied rainforest from southwest Nigeria through Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and southwest Gabon. It additionally lives on the island of Bioko. Its distribution is patchy, with populations often isolated from each other. The rockfowl typically chooses to live near streams and inselbergs in its forested habitat. It has no recognized subspecies, though some believe that it forms a superspecies with the White-necked Rockfowl. The Grey-necked Rockfowl has grey upperparts, a light grey breast, and lemon-coloured underparts. Its unusually long tail is used for balance, and its thighs are muscular. The head is nearly featherless, with the exposed skin being powder blue on the forehead and upper mandible and carmine on the hindcrown. The bird’s cheeks and eyes are covered in a large, circular black patch that, though narrow, connects and divides the carmine and powder blue skin at the peak of the crown. Though the bird is usually silent, some calls are known. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Eupetidae
Genus:
  Picathartes

Scientific:
  Picathartes oreas

Citation:
  Reichenow, 1899

Reference:
  Orn.Monatsb. 7 p.40

Protonym:
  Picathartes oreas

Avibase ID:
  C9B244E1D3CDC4BD

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C9B244E1

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 562166


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Picathartes oreas: Forests of se Nigeria to s Cameroon and ne Gabon; Bioko
English:
Grey-necked Rockfowl
Czech:
vranule šedokrká
German:
Buntkopf-Felshüpfer
Danish:
Rødhovedet Kragedrossel
Spanish:
Picatartes Cuelligrís
Finnish:
punapääkaljukas
French:
Picatharte du Cameroun
Italian:
Picatarte collogrigio
Japanese:
zuakahagechimedori
Japanese:
ズアカハゲチメドリ
Dutch:
Grijsnekkaalkopkraai
Norwegian:
Blåpannegrottefugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåpannegrottefugl
Polish:
sepowronka kamerunska
Russian:
Восточная лысая сорока
Slovak:
holohlavec skalný
Swedish:
rödskallig kråktrast
Ukrainian:
Гологолов східний
Chinese:
灰颈岩鹛


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: picatart collgrís
Czech: Vranule šedokrká
Danish: Rødhovedet Kragedrossel
German: Buntkopf-Felsenhüpfer, Buntkopf-Felshüpfer
English: Cameroon Bare-headed Rockfowl, Cameroon Bare-headed Rock-Fowl, Cameroon Rockfowl, Gray necked Rockfowl, Gray-necked Bald Crow, Gray-necked Baldcrow, Gray-necked Picathartes, Gray-necked Picathartidae (Rockfowl), Gray-necked Rockfowl, Grey necked Rockfowl, Grey-necked Bald Crow, Grey-necked Baldcrow, Grey-necked Picathartes, Grey-necked Rockfowl, Red-headed Picathartes, Red-headed Rockfowl
English (IOC): Grey-necked Rockfowl
Spanish: Pavo Calvo de Camerun, Picatartes Cuelligrís
Spanish (Spain): Picatartes cuelligrís
Spanish (HBW): Gray-necked Rockfowl
Finnish: Punapääkaljukas
French: Picatharte à cou gris, Picatharte à tête multicolore, Picatharte du Cameroun
Hungarian: szürkenyakú gólyalábúvarjú
Italian: Picatarte collogrigio
Japanese: zuakahagechimedori
Japanese: ズアカハゲチメドリ
Scientific: Picathartes oreas
Lithuanian: pilkakaklė plikoji varna, Pilkakalė plikoji varna
Dutch: Grijsnekkaalkopkraai, Grijsnek-kaalkopkraai
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåpannegrottefugl
Norwegian: Blåpannegrottefugl, Gråhode kråketrost
Polish: sepowronka kamerunska, sępowronka kameruńska
Russian: Восточная лысая ворона, Восточная лысая сорока, серошейная лысая сорока
Slovak: holohlavec skalný
Swedish: Gråhakad kråktrast, rödskallig kråktrast
Ukrainian: Гологолов східний
Chinese: 灰颈岩鹛
Chinese (Traditional): 灰頸岩鶥

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