French: Bulbul moustac German: Rotschwanz-Borstenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul bigotudo
Subspecies and Distribution
B. s. syndactylus
(Swainson, 1837) – Sierra Leone E to W DRCongo (Bangui, Lukolela, Tshuapa).
B. s. woosnami
Ogilvie-Grant, 1907 – E DRCongo (Kasai, Lualaba, Upper Congo), S South Sudan, Uganda, W Kenya, N Angola and extreme NW Zambia.
20·5–23 cm; male 36–57 g, female 35–49·5 g. Striking, robust bulbul with strong bill, well-developed rictal bristles. Nominate has side of... read more
Song in W of range a series of melancholy, vibrant syllables on same pitch, ending with “... read more
Lowland evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, gallery forest, dense thicket and forest-savanna... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, including orthopterans, beetles (Coleoptera), mantids, termites (Isoptera), cockroaches (Blattodae), cicadas (Cicadidae),... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Mar–Apr, Aug–Sept and Nov and fledgling in Oct in Liberia; dependent juvenile in Jan in Ivory... read more
Resident. Marked site-fidelity recorded in Gabon: 16 of 20 ringed individuals retrapped at same... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Variously rare, uncommon or common within its large range. Probably under-recorded in at least some areas as a result of its secretive behaviour and... read more
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