French: Bulbul joyeux German: Dotterbülbül Spanish: Bulbul alegre
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. l. laetissima
(Sharpe, 1899) – extreme S South Sudan (Imatong Mts), NE DRCongo (Lendu Plateau S to highlands W of L Edward), W Uganda and SW Kenya.
C. l. schoutedeni
Prigogine, 1954 – E DRCongo (Mt Kabobo, Marungu Highlands) and extreme N Zambia (Kasangu).
20–21 cm; male 47–54 g, female 43–55 g. A large, distinctive golden-olive greenbul. Nominate race has lores and short stiff feathering around base of upper... read more
Song a boisterous, cheerful, bubbling chatter lasting 4–5 seconds, “chuck-chuck-chweek-kweek-... read more
Mid-altitude and montane evergreen primary and secondary forest, gallery forest and isolated forest... read more
Food and feeding
Berries and seeds. Nestling of captive pair fed with fruit and “live food”, including moth (Lepidoptera). Occurs in monospecific flocks of... read more
Nesting recorded in Mar in Sudan and Jul in Kenya. Displaying bird pumps tail, droops wings and puffs out throat feathers when singing. No... read more
No information; probably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common; distribution patchy, absent from many seemingly suitable areas. Known from a number of protected areas, including Imatong... read more
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