White-necked Rockfowl Picathartes gymnocephalus


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Asamoah, A. 2011. The Ecology, Distribution and Conservation of White-necked Picathartes, Picathartes gymnocephalus in Ghana. University of Ghana.

Atkinson, P.; Turner, P.-A.; Pocknell, S.; Broad, G.; Koroma, A.P.; Annaly, D.; Rowe, S. 1996. Landuse and conservation in the Mount Loma Reserve, Sierra Leone. Report of the University of East Anglia - BirdLife International expedition to the Mount Loma reserve in north-eastern Sierra Leone (January-April 1992).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F.; Dowsett, R.J. 2009. Comments on selected forest reserves in SW Ghana in 2009: wildlife and conservation status.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F.; Dowsett, R.J. 2014. The Birds of Ghana: An Atlas and Handbook. Tauraco Press, Liège, Belgium.

Gatter, W. 1997. Birds of Liberia. Pica Press, Robertsbridge, UK.

Holbech, L. H. 1996. Faunistic diversity and game production contra human activities in the Ghana high forest zone, with reference to the Western Region.

Marks, B.D.; Weckstein, J.D.; Johnson, K.P.; Meyer, M.J.; Braimah, J.; Oppong, J. 2004. Rediscovery of the White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus in Ghana. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 124: 151-153.

Owusu, E.H., Asamoah, A. 2008. New White-necked Picathartes (Picathartes Gymnocephalus) nesting areas in Ghana. Malimbus 30: 175-177.

Oxford Miller, G. 2013. Can we save the birds of Bonko? Living Bird 32: 34-41.

Thompson, H. S. 1998. White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus: its ecology and conservation. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, UK.

Thompson, H. S.; Fotso, R. 2000. Conservation of two threatened species: Picathartes. Ostrich 71(1 & 2): 154-156.

Thompson, H.; Siaka, A.; Lebbie, A.; Evans, S.W.; Hoffmann, D.; Sande, E. 2004. International Action Plan for the White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnnocephalus. BirdLife International Africa Partnership Secretariat, Nairobi.

Thompson, H.S. 1997. The breeding biology and ecology of the White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus Temminck 1825, in Sierra Leone. Dissertation. Ph.D., Open University.

Thompson, H.S. 2004. Behaviour of the White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus, at nest sites prior to breeding. Malimbus 26(1-2): 24-30.

Thompson, H.S. 2004. The reproductive biology of the White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus. Ibis 146: 615-622.

Thompson, H.S.; Fotso, R. 1995. Rockfowl: The genus Picathartes. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 2(1): 25-28.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Picathartes gymnocephalus. Downloaded from on 03/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/12/2021.