Alternative name: Red-billed Helmetshrike
- Prionops retzii
Length 19-21 cm. Black body with brown back and wing coverts; vent and undertail coverts white.
Red bill, legs and eye wattle are missing or subdued in the juvenile.
Prionops retzii has four subspecies:
- P. r. graculinus
- P. r. tricolor
- P. r. nigricans
- P. r. retzii
Woodland and riparian forest.
Usually found in groups of 2-15, moving between trees in a cohesive group. Feeds on invertebrates found mainly on branches, trunks and twigs.
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