Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds
JANUARY 10, 2012
The family Picathartidae consists of two very unusual birds; White-necked or Yellow-headed Picathartes , endemic to the Upper Guinea forests of West Africa; and Gray-necked or Red-headed , restricted to Lower Guinea forests of Central Africa. They also occur in Liberia, Ivory Coast and Guinea. Photo by Markus Lilje (Rockjumper Birding Tours) Further to the south, the Gray-necked or Red-headed Picathartes has a wider range along the Gulf of Guinea.