French: Bulbul d’Ansorge German: Ansorgebülbül Spanish: Bulbul de Ansorge
E. J. O. Hartert
Degama, southern Nigeria
Subspecies and Distribution
E. a. ansorgei
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1907) – W Guinea E to Togo, SC Nigeria E to W Central African Republic and S Congo, NE, E & C DRCongo; also extreme SW Uganda.
E. a. kavirondensis
(van Someren, 1920) – W Kenya.
c. 16 cm; male 19–21 g, female c. 20 g (nominate), male 17–19 g, female 17–23g (kavirondensis). Small, short-tailed greenbul. Nominate race has top... read more
Song “wheet-whuut-whit”, “tiu-wheet-tweet” or “hweet tyu-hoo hweet”, similar to that of A.... read more
Primary and mature secondary evergreen and semi-deciduous forest. Common in dry inselberg forests... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, including Allophylus, Macaranga and Musanga, and seeds; also insects, including orthopterans, beetles (... read more
Nesting recorded in May, birds in breeding condition in Jul and Oct and dependent fledgling seen in Jan in Liberia; in May, Jul and Oct... read more
Little information; believed to be sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Status uncertain; considered uncommon to locally common, but situation unclear owing to continuing confusion with A. gracilis. Occurs in... read more
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