Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Data Deficient

Liberian Greenbul (Phyllastrephus leucolepis)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul du Libéria German: Fleckflügelbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de Liberia
Taxonomy:

Phyllastrephus leucolepis

Gatter

, 1985,

20 km NW of Zwedru, near Cavalla River, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia

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Status as species accepted tentatively here, but relationship with P. icterinus, to which it is identical in appearance except for whitish subterminal spots on wing-coverts and remiges, puzzling; recent searches at type locality proved fruitless#R, and results of ongoing attempts to extract and compare genetic material awaited with interest. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Two forest patches 20 km NW of Zwedru, in E Liberia.

Descriptive notes

c. 16 cm. Small greenbul with yellow throat. Lores and ear-coverts are palish olive-green with some yellowish streaking, inconspicuous yellowish eyering; top of head and... read more

Voice

Unknown.

Habitat

Forest in transition zone between evergreen and semi-deciduous types.

Food and feeding

Little information. Observed singly or in pairs; joins mixed-species flocks. Forages mainly between 4 m and 8 m, often in branches close to... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

No information; likely resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Data Deficient. Restricted-range species: present in Upper Guinea Forests EBA. Known only from the damaged type specimen (sex... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L., Tobias, J. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Liberian Greenbul (Phyllastrephus leucolepis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/57996 on 26 September 2017).