French: Bulbul curvirostre German: Alexanderbülbül Spanish: Bulbul piquicurvo
Other common names:
Cameroon Sombre Greenbul
Camma River, Gabon
Subspecies and Distribution
E. c. leonina
(Bates, 1930) – Western Plain Greenbul – Sierra Leone and SE Guinea E to C Ghana.
E. c. curvirostris
(Cassin, 1859) – Eastern Plain Greenbul – C Ghana E, including Bioko, to S South Sudan and W Kenya, S to N & NW Angola and S DRCongo.
c. 17 cm; male 22–29 g, female 22–28 g. A medium-sized, almost featureless greenbul, difficult to identify by plumage characters alone. Nominate race has top of... read more
Song of nominate race a 3-note “wheet-tiuwhee-tuu” or “wheet-tu-wheeu”;... read more
Primary and secondary evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, gallery forest, old regrowth, clearings... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, seeds; also insects, and gastropods. Fruits taken include particularly Rauwolfia, also Allophylus, Agelaea... read more
Nesting recorded in Feb in Ghana and in Jan, Aug and Oct in Sudan; birds in breeding condition in May–Oct and independent young in... read more
Little information; thought to be sedentary in Gabon and Congo.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Status somewhat uncertain; considered not uncommon to common. Density in Gabon estimated tentatively at 10–12 pairs/km². Occurs in... read more
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