French: Bulbul tacheté German: Fleckenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul moteado
J. P. Verreaux and J. B. É. Verreaux
E Sierra Leone and SE Guinea E to Ghana, and SW Nigeria E to WC & S Uganda and extreme NW Tanzania, S to S Congo, N Angola (Cabinda) and SC DRCongo (S as far as Kwango, Kasai, Maniema and Kivu).
c. 17 cm; male 31–40 g, female 34–38 g. Small greenbul, distinctive in plumage and behaviour. Lores are whitish, periorbital area and ear-coverts grey-brown with... read more
Distinctive dry chirping or “ticking” call, resembling noise made by electric spark,... read more
Evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, both primary and, less commonly, secondary, also gallery... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, particularly figs (Ficus), also Heisteria, Macaranga, Musanga, Ochthocosmus, ... read more
Nesting recorded in Mar–May, Jun and Aug (young in Oct) in Cameroon, and in Dec–Feb, Apr, Jun–Jul and Oct (probably all... read more
Uncertain; thought to be sedentary for part of year, nomadic at other times. Largest groups in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to scarce across its wide range. Estimated density 1 bird/2 ha in Nigeria. Occurs in numerous national parks, including those of those... read more
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