Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Least Concern

Stripe-cheeked Bulbul (Arizelocichla milanjensis)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul montagnard German: Olivbrustbülbül Spanish: Bulbul del Mulanje
Taxonomy:

Xenocichla milanjensis

Shelley

, 1894,

Mulanje, south Malawi

.

Usually treated as conspecific with A. striifacies (see above). Proposed race disjunctus (E Zimbabwe) too poorly marked for recognition. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Highlands of SE Malawi (Mt Mulanje), extreme E Zimbabwe and WC Mozambique.

Descriptive notes

c. 19 cm; male 33·2–46·6 g, female 34·6–47·4 g. A medium-large, brightly coloured greenbul with conspicuously marked ear-coverts.... read more

Voice

Song 8–12 dry, short notes of same pitch, with distinct rhythm that varies regionally. In Zimbabwe... read more

Habitat

Montane and submontane forest, riverine forest, adjacent scrub and thicket and, locally,... read more

Food and feeding

Comparatively few published data, but diet and foraging behaviour presumably much like A. striifacies, but in Zimbabwe of nine... read more

Breeding

Recorded in Nov–Dec (in breeding condition in Aug) in Mozambique, and Oct–Mar (mainly Nov–Dec) in Zimbabwe. Monogamous;... read more

Movements

Mainly resident; seasonal movements to lower altitudes during cold or dry seasons (Feb–Aug)... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally rather common and population believed to be stable, but range comparatively small (estimated at just 73,400 km²).... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L., Tobias, J. & Kirwan, G.M. (2017). Stripe-cheeked Bulbul (Arizelocichla milanjensis). 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/57966 on 17 November 2017).