French: Hylia verte German: Gründickichtsänger Spanish: Hilia verde
Mondah River, Gabon
Subspecies and Distribution
H. p. prasina
(Cassin, 1855) – Gambia and SW Senegal S to Liberia and E to C & S Ghana and S Togo, and from S Nigeria and S Cameroon E to S South Sudan, W & S Uganda, W Kenya and NW Tanzania (Bukoba) and S to NW & NE Angola and DRCongo (S to Kasai and upper R Congo).
H. p. poensis
Alexander, 1903 – Bioko.
12 cm; 10–16·5 g. A stocky medium-sized warbler. Plumage is dark olive-green above, darkest on top of head, with prominent long, pale yellow supercilium, broad blackish... read more
Loud, penetrating double or sometimes treble whistle, “tyee tyee”, “tew tew” or “tee tee yeu”,... read more
Undergrowth of primary and secondary lowland and montane forest, gallery forest, forest-grassland... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; recorded prey include beetles (Coleoptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera), butterflies (Lepidoptera), ants (Hymeoptera) and scale-... read more
Breeds in Mar–Apr, Jul and Sept in Cameroon, Nov–Apr in Gabon, Sept–Oct in PRCongo, Jan in Sudan; in DRCongo Oct–... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. A wide-ranging and typically common species of forest and moist secondary growth. Common to abundant in Liberia; common to very common, at least... read more
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