Mount Cameroon Speirops

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Mount Cameroon Speirops is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Mount Cameroon Speirops or Cameroon Speirops (Speirops melanocephalus) is a species of bird in the disputed family Zosteropidae, which might be included in the Timaliidae. It is endemic to Cameroon. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Speirops melanocephalus. More

Other noteworthy species were Mount Cameroon Speirops and Mountain Sawwing at Mount Cameroon, Vermiculated Fishing Owl, Rufous-sided Broadbill, Grey Pratincole, Hartlaub’s Duck and Spotted Honeyguide at the Sanaga River, Four-banded Sandgrouse, White-bellied Bustard, Cricket Warbler, Sennar Penduline-Tit and River Prinia at Waza/Mora, Rock Firefinch and Jos Plateau Indigobird near Mora, Chad Firefinch and Emin’s Shrike near Poli, Egyptian Plover, White-throated Francolin and Oriole Warbler at Benoue, Yellow-winged Pytilia, White-collared Starling and Spotted Thrush Babbler at Ngaoundaba Ranch, West African Batis and Forest More

Robin-Chat, Mount Cameroon Speirops, Red-faced Crimsonwing, Cameroon Olive Greenbul, Mountain Sawwing, Red-chested Flufftail, Tullberg’s Woodpecker, Masked Apalis, White-tailed Warbler, Cameroon Sunbird, White-naped Pigeon, Black-capped Woodland Warbler, Grey-headed Greenbul, Bar-tailed Trogon, Alexander’s/Bocage’s Akalat, Mount Kupe Bush-Shrike, White-throated Mountain-Babbler, Grey-headed Broadbill, Black-necked Wattle-eye, Ursula’s Sunbird, Golden Greenbul, Yellow-footed Flycatcher, Black Bee-eater, Tit-Hylia, Forest Swallow, Preuss’s Weaver, West African Batis, Woodhouse’s Antpecker, Bangwa Forest Warbler, Bannerman’s Weaver, Black-collared Apalis, Banded Wattle-eye, Cameroon Olive Pigeon, Bannermann’s Turaco, Cameroon More

speirops, the Mount Cameroon speirops, and the Mount Cameroon francolin. Endemic amphibians include the four-digit toad and the Tumbo-insel screeching frog. A large number of the island's plants and animals have very limited distributions on the mainland. The only other place where many of them are found is on Mount Cameroon. Did You Know? Cameroon is one of the "squirreliest" places in Africa, with numerous species including Cooper More

The Mount Cameroon Speirops (speirops are an aberrant group of White-eyes) is found on only one mountain in the whole world… yes that's right, the entire global range is the mid-elevation range of Mount Cameroon. This extroadinary mountain its forests and grassland belt has produced several endemics. The background in this photo is a view of the coastal forests and the sea as viewed from half way up the mountain. More

Mount Cameroon speirops and Mountain saw-wing. Oher key birding areas in Cameroon include Mount Cameroon, Mount Kupe and the Bakossi Mountains and the Bamenda Highlands. All offer ideal opportunities to spot endemic species such as brown-chested lapwing, Schlegel's francolin, red-headed lovebird, emin's shrike, bamenda apalis, gambaga flycatcher, white-collared starling, dybowski's and brown twinspots and red-faced and red-winged pytilias. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Zosteropidae
Genus : Speirops
Species : melanocephalus
Authority : (Gray, 1862)