French: Bulbul à queue rousse German: Uferbülbül Spanish: Bulbul colirrojizo
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Subspecies and Distribution
P. s. scandens
(Swainson, 1837) – Gambia and SW Senegal, E Guinea-Bissau and W Guinea E to N Cameroon.
P. s. orientalis
(Hartlaub, 1883) – N Cameroon E to extreme S South Sudan, and S to S Congo and W & S DRCongo (scattered localities in Kwango, Kasai and Katanga); also C Uganda, extreme NE Rwanda, extreme W Tanzania and recently NE Angola (at least Lagoa Carumbo and Capaia in Luanda Norte#R).
c. 22 cm; male 61–67 g (nominate), male 43–53 g, female 33–51 g (orientalis). Large, handsome distinctively coloured bulbul, feathers of lower back... read more
Song begins with a few subdued nasal notes, “kawp, kawpa”, then bursts into loud, rapid, exuberant... read more
Marked preference for waterside habitats; forest fringing rivers, gallery forest and thicket, also... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, including grasshoppers (Orthoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars, termites (Isoptera); also small gastropods, berries... read more
Nesting recorded in Oct in Sudan, Jan in Liberia, Dec–Feb in Ghana, Dec–Jan in Cameroon and Oct–Nov in DRCongo; carrying... read more
Resident, so far as known.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common; has large range, but distribution fragmented. At least some gaps in its distribution are real, as it is not an easy species to... read more
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