French: Bulbul de Cabanis German: Cabanisbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de Cabanis
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. sucosus
Reichenow, 1903 – extreme S South Sudan, Kenya (W of Rift Valley), N, SW & E Uganda, E DRCongo (S to Mt Kabobo), Rwanda and NW Tanzania.
P. c. cabanisi
(Sharpe, 1882) – Cabanis’s Greenbul – NC Angola, SE DRCongo, N Zambia (except extreme NW) and W & SW Tanzania (S to Ufipa).
P. c. placidus
(Shelley, 1889) – Placid Greenbul – Kenya (E of Rift Valley), N, E & S Tanzania (W to Rungwe in S), extreme NE Zambia (Mafinga Mts), Malawi and NW Mozambique.
16·5–19 cm; male 33–42 g, female 27–39 g (cabanisi), male 22–31 g, female 19–26 g (sucosus), male 21–32 g, female... read more
Race placidus contact call a harsh, low grating “churr” or “prrp-prrp... read more
Lowland, mid-altitude and montane primary and secondary forest of various types, gallery forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, including grasshoppers (Orthoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), mantids, caterpillars, ants (Hymenoptera), spiders (Araneae); also... read more
Nesting recorded in Dec–Jan, Mar–May and Jul (thought to occur all year) in DRCongo, Dec–Mar in Sudan, Sept–Jan in... read more
Resident. One territory in Malawi was occupied by same group of birds for at least seven years, but... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread. In Tanzania, density of 120 individuals/100 ha recorded Udzungwa Mts, and another study in Eastern Arc range reported a... read more
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