Mount Cameroon Speirops


Mount Cameroon Speirops
Mount Cameroon Speirops
Illustration (upper bird) by J G Keulemans
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Zosteropidae (disputed)
Genus: Speirops
Species: S. melanocephalus
Binomial name
Speirops melanocephalus
(Gray, 1862)

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.

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