Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Least Concern

Baumann's Greenbul (Phyllastrephus baumanni)


French: Bulbul de Baumann German: Baumannbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de Baumann
Other common names: Baumann's Olive Greenbul

Phyllostrephus [sic] baumanni


, 1895,

Missahohe, Togo


In past, sometimes treated as conspecific with P. hypochloris. Monotypic.


From W Guinea and S Sierra Leone E, apparently discontinuously, to SE Nigeria and adjacent Cameroon.

Descriptive notes

c. 18 cm; male 27·5–33 g, female 23·5–26·5 g. Plain bulbul with stout bill, few distinguishing features. Side of head is grey-brown with narrow pale shaft... read more


Calls include series of “week” or “wik” notes, some loud, others fainter, and scolding “cherrr”... read more


Habitat preferences appear to be narrow; apparently tied to forest-savanna ecotone across much of... read more

Food and feeding

No information on diet; likely to be essentially insectivorous. Usually found in pairs or in small groups of 3–6 individuals; joins... read more


No information.


No information; likely resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Data-deficient. Very poorly known; apparently rare, or rarely reported, throughout its wide range. Situation confused by published statements based... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2019). Baumann's Greenbul (Phyllastrephus baumanni). 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 on 21 August 2019).