French: Bulbul crinon German: Gelbkehl-Haarbülbül Spanish: Bulbul barbado
Subspecies and Distribution
C. b. barbatus
(Temminck, 1821) – Sierra Leone and SE Guinea E to SW Togo.
C. b. ansorgeanus
E. J. O. Hartert, 1907 – S Benin#R and S Nigeria.
c. 22 cm; male 41–48 g female 38–43 g. Large bulbul with heavy bill, conspicuous yellow throat feathers frequently puffed out, lax crown feathers raised in... read more
Most common song a frequent, clear, far-carrying, disyllabic whistle, “teruu twéééur”; calls... read more
Lowland evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, swamp-forest, gallery forest and larger forest patches... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insectivorous, but berries and seeds also regularly taken. Usually in small, noisy groups; often a conspicuous component of mixed-... read more
Laying recorded in Jan in Nigeria; dependent fledglings in Jan and juveniles in Oct and Mar–Apr in Liberia; juveniles in Jul in Ghana... read more
No information; thought to be sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not uncommon to common throughout most of range, wherever suitable habitat remains; rare in extreme SW Togo. Recently recorded for first time in S... read more
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