French: Bulbul des raphias German: Palmenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de las rafias
Other common names:
Phyllostrophus [sic] leucopleurus
Mondah River, Gabon
S Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea E, including isolated population in C Nigeria (Jos Plateau), to extreme W Uganda, S to Congo, N Angola (Cabinda) and E DRCongo.
c. 23 cm; male 61–67 g, female 58–60 g. A large, conspicuous and distinctive bulbul. Lores, cheeks and ear-coverts are olive-brown with conspicuous white centres... read more
Most common vocalization a raucous nasal cackling made by foraging flock, begins quietly, in fairly... read more
Swampy forest areas with palm trees, particularly Raphia, to lesser extent, Elaeis... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, including Ficus, Heisteria, Macaranga, Morinda, Musanga, Schleffera, ... read more
Nesting recorded in Feb in Ghana, Feb, May and Jul (and in breeding condition in Sept–Oct) in Cameroon, and Jan, Mar–Apr and... read more
Largely sedentary; some nomadism recorded.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and, in suitable habitat, common. Recorded in numerous protected areas including Marahoué National Park, in Ivory Coast, Kakum National... read more
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