French: Bulbul gracile German: Zwergbülbül Spanish: Bulbul grácil
Other common names: Little Grey Greenbul
Close to E. ansorgei (see below). Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
E. g. extrema
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1922) – W Guinea E to Togo and SW Nigeria.
E. g. gracilis
(Cabanis, 1880) – SE Nigeria (E of R Niger, also isolated population on Jos Plateau) E to C DRCongo and S to N Angola.
E. g. ugandae
(van Someren, 1915) – E DRCongo E to C Uganda and W Kenya.
c. 16 cm; male 18–23 g, female 19–28 g (ugandae). Small, short-tailed greenbul. Nominate race has top of head and neck olive-grey, lores and ear-coverts... read more
Song 4–5 rapid, jaunty notes, “wheet wu-wheet-wu-wheet”, ascending at end, also quieter “tehu... read more
Primary and secondary evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, gallery forest, seasonal swamp-forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and seeds; also arthropods, including orthopterans, mantids, beetles (Coleoptera), moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), ants (... read more
Nesting recorded in May, birds in breeding condition in Nov–Dec and juvenile in Nov in Cameroon; in Jan and Aug, and in breeding... read more
Little information; sedentary in Gabon.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common, and widespread. Adaptable species. Estimated densities in Gabon 10–12 pairs/km² in old second growth and... read more
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