Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Least Concern

Northern Brownbul (Phyllastrephus strepitans)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul brun German: Braunbülbül Spanish: Bulbul pardo
Taxonomy:

Criniger strepitans

Reichenow

, 1879,

Malindi, Kenya

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE South Sudan, C, S & SE Ethiopia, S Somalia, N & NE Uganda, Kenya and NE Tanzania; isolated population in SW Sudan (Jebel Marra).

Descriptive notes

15–18 cm; male 19–29 g, female 17–24 g. A medium-sized, predominantly brown pycnonotid, undistinguished in appearance, tail rather more graduated than that... read more

Voice

Song a harsh, rapid chatter, penetrating and insistent, “skrrrk-skrrrk-kk-kk-kk-kk-kk…” or “... read more

Habitat

Forest edge, open woodland, wooded grassland, evergreen and deciduous thicket, riverine bush and... read more

Food and feeding

Insects and fruit, including Lantana and Rhus. Occurs in pairs or small groups; members of group cross open spaces one... read more

Breeding

Nesting recorded in Jan–Feb in Sudan, May in Ethiopia, Jan and Jun in Kenya; birds in breeding condition in May in Uganda and in Aug... read more

Movements

No information.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Common to locally abundant. Across much of its range inhabits dry scrub, a habitat under little threat. Well represented in protected areas,... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2017). Northern Brownbul (Phyllastrephus strepitans). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57987 on 24 November 2017).