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  White-necked Rockfowl (VU)
Picathartes gymnocephalus
  (Temminck, 1825)
Grey-necked Rockfowl
Picathartes oreas
IOC 9.2

White-necked Rockfowl
Picathartes gymnocephalus
Central Ghana, Ghana - 2016-12-27
© Fredrik Sahlin

Field guides

Plate/page: 258

Borrow, N. and Demey, R.
Birds of Ghana

Plate/page: 398

Sinclair, I. and Ryan, P.
Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. First edition.

Plate/page: 114

Borrow, N. and Demey, R.
Birds of Western Africa


  • Picathartes gymnocephalus: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2019.
  • Picathartes gymnocephalus: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.2). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Borrow, N. and Demey, R.: Birds of Ghana; Christopher Helm, 2010; ISBN:1-408-12279-0
  • Borrow, N. and Demey, R.: Birds of Western Africa; Helm Field Guides, 2001; ISBN:0-713-63959-8
  • Sinclair, I. and Ryan, P.: Birds of Africa south of the Sahara. First edition.; Struik, 2003; ISBN:1-868-72857-9
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Phylum Chordates
    Class Birds
    Order Perching Birds
    Family Rockfowl
    Genus Picathartes
    Species White-necked Rockfowl
    (Temminck, 1825)
    Taxonomic notes
    IOC 9.2: ENG: Change English name from White-necked Picathartes to White-necked Rockfowl
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    AF s Guinea and Sierra Leone to Ghana
    Conservation Status
     VU  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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