White-necked rockfowl (Picathartes gymnocephalus)
The white-necked rockfowl is a passerine mainly found in rocky forested areas at higher altitudes in West Africa from Guinea to Ghana. Its distribution is patchy, with populations often being isolated from each other. The rockfowl typically chooses to live near streams and inselbergs. These rockfowl feed primarily on insects, though parents feed small frogs to their young. One feeding strategy involves following army ant swarms, feeding on insects flushed by the ants. Rockfowl move through the forest primarily through a series of hops and bounds or short flights in low vegetation. This species rarely flies for long distances. The white-necked rockfowl is monogamous. This species is classified as Vulnerable as its dwindling and fragmented populations are threatened by habitat destruction.
… Can anybody tell me what’s up with this bird’s skull? Like, is the yellow skin over the black skin, or is that just an optical illusion with two colors?
So weird… it looks like a bank robber wearing a mask