French: Bulbul à dos vert German: Graubrust-Haarbülbül Spanish: Bulbul dorsiverde
Camma River, Gabon
Extreme SE Nigeria E to SW Central African Republic, S to N Angola (Cabinda) and extreme W DRCongo; also N & E DRCongo (S to Itombwe) E to extreme W Uganda.
c. 22 cm; 39–54 g. Large bulbul with heavy bill, conspicuous long white throat feathers often puffed out, lax crown feathers raised in display. Head feathers are dark... read more
Soft, quavering, mournful 2-note song, “houuu-wuuuuuuuh”, second note higher-pitched... read more
Evergreen and semi-deciduous forest and swamp-forest; mainly in lowlands, but recorded to 1800 m in... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, including orthopterans and beetles (Coleoptera); also some fruit. Usually in shy but noisy groups of 3–5 individuals, in... read more
Aug and Nov–Mar (mainly in Dec–Mar short dry season) in Gabon; laying recorded Dec–May, but breeding throughout year... read more
Sedentary within apparently large home range; of 23 individuals ringed in Gabon, only five were... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and generally fairly common. Estimated density in Gabon 7–8 groups/km². Occurs in a number of national parks, including those... read more
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