French: Bulbul à barbe blanche German: Rotschwanz-Haarbülbül Spanish: Bulbul colirrojo
Mondah River, Gabon
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. verreauxi
Sharpe, 1871 – SW Senegal and SE Guinea-Bissau E to S Benin#R and SW Nigeria.
C. c. calurus
(Cassin, 1856) – SW Nigeria E to W DRCongo, also Bioko.
C. c. emini
Chapin, 1948 – W DRCongo and NE Angola E to Uganda.
c. 20 cm; 26–32·5 g (nominate); male 33–40·5 g, female 33–37·5 g (verreauxi), male 22–34 g, female 25–30 g (emini). Handsome... read more
Song a cheerful, rising “chup-chup-chwirulup” or “tsik-tyu-tyip”; also a rapid series, “tyutyu... read more
Evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, gallery forest and forest-savanna mosaic; also older secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, including beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), orthopterans, lepidopterans (including caterpillars), ants (Hymenoptera),... read more
Juveniles in Nov–Jan and birds in breeding condition Jun–Jul, Sept and Nov in Liberia; dependent juvenile in May in Ivory Coast... read more
Resident. Of 50 individuals ringed in Gabon, 22 were retrapped at same place, one after 25 months... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread throughout its extensive range. Estimated to occur in densities of 12 groups/km² in Gabon and 1 bird/5 ha in Nigeria. Adapts... read more
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