French: Bulbul verdâtre German: Grünbülbül Spanish: Bulbul verde
Cape Lopez and River Muni, West Africa
Subspecies and Distribution
E. v. erythroptera
(Hartlaub, 1858) – Gambia E to E Nigeria (including Jos Plateau#R).
E. v. amadoni
(Dickerman, 1997) – Bioko.
E. v. virens
(Cassin, 1857) – W Cameroon E to extreme SE South Sudan and W Kenya, S to N Angola and S DRCongo.
E. v. zombensis
(Shelley, 1894) – SE DRCongo, N Zambia, N & SE Malawi, SE Kenya, Tanzania (Eastern Arc Mts, also Mafia I) and CN Mozambique.
E. v. zanzibarica
Pakenham, 1935 – Zanzibar.
c. 16·5 cm; male 21–32 g, female 22–30 g. A small, uniformly plumaged greenbul, lacking any contrasts in plumage. Nominate race has head and upperparts,... read more
Song, from well-concealed perch 2–3 m above ground, given relentlessly all day and for most... read more
Forest of all types, including primary and secondary evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, gallery... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, including berries, also many arthropods; may be largely frugivorous only seasonally. Fruits taken include those of Allophylus... read more
Nesting recorded in Jun–Jul in Senegambia, Sept–Oct and Dec in Liberia, Feb and Apr–May in Ghana, Jan–Mar in... read more
Resident; some local wandering, e.g. of 114 birds ringed in Gabon only one retrapped (twice, after... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Extremely common across almost all of its extensive range. Total population in Liberia thought to be at least 4,000,000 pairs. Densities vary greatly... read more
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