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Alternative name: Cameroon Speirops

Zosterops melanocephalus


12 cm

  • Brown upperparts
  • Greyish-tawny underparts
  • Black head
  • White throat, forehead and lores
  • Narrow white eye-ring
  • White thighs


Western Africa: endemic to Cameroon found only in the montane forests of Mount Cameroon.


This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Speirops.


High-altitude shrubland and moist montanes, forest and scattered trees within grassland.



  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Avibase
  3. BirdLife International

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