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Grey-headed Bristlebill - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Scottishdude
The Gambia, March, 2010
Bleda canicapillus


20·5–22 cm (8-8¾ in)

  • Slate-grey head
  • Noticeable rictal bristles


Western Africa: found in Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon


This is a monotypic species.

The subspecies morelorum is usually not accepted.


Forest and thickets, lightly wooded savanna.


Forages in leaf litter.


Their diet consists of insects and arthropods, such as ants, millipedes and spiders.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase

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