French: Bulbul à bec grêle German: Schmalschnabelbülbül Spanish: Bulbul picofino
island of Bioko
Subspecies and Distribution
S. g. gracilirostris
(Strickland, 1844) – SW Senegal and Guinea-Bissau E, including Bioko, to S South Sudan, C Uganda and W Kenya, S to NW Angola, SC DRCongo, Rwanda and N Burundi, also extreme NW Tanzania.
S. g. percivali
(Neumann, 1903) – C Kenyan highlands.
c. 18 cm; male 24–37 g, female 26–40 g. A medium-sized, two-toned, slender, relatively long-tailed greenbul. Nominate race has top of head olive-brown, lores and... read more
Clear, distinctive, downslurred, extended whistle, “tseeeeu” or “peeuuu”, repeated frequently; also... read more
Primary and secondary evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, gallery forest, regenerating farmbush,... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits, including berries, and arils, also seeds; also arthropods, including orthopterans, mantids, bugs (Hemiptera), moths (Lepidoptera),... read more
Nesting recorded in Jun and Sept–Jan in Sierra Leone, Oct and Dec in Liberia, Sept, Nov and Jan–Feb (juveniles early Sept) in... read more
Little information; thought to be sedentary in Gabon.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common and widespread. Density in Gabon estimated at 7–9 pairs/km². Adapts well to secondary habitats. Well represented in protected... read more
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