French: Bulbul à gorge grise German: Bergwaldbülbül Spanish: Bulbul pechioliva
Other common names:
G. R. Gray
Mt Cameroon, 7000 feet [c. 2130 m], Cameroon
Subspecies and Distribution
A. t. tephrolaema
(G. R. Gray, 1862) – extreme SE Nigeria (Mambilla Plateau, Gotel Mts, Obudu Plateau) and W Cameroon (Tchabal Mbabo and Bamenda Highlands S to Rumpi Hills, Bakossi Mts and Mt Kupe).
A. t. bamendae
(Bannerman, 1923) – SW Cameroon (Mt Cameroon) and Equatorial Guinea (Bioko).
c. 18 cm; 29–40 g (nominate), 32–47 g (bamendae). Medium-sized, distinctive, montane greenbul. Nominate race has head and neck slate-grey, with lores and... read more
Song a monotonous, steady dry series of notes, same form repeated continuously, “whup-wheep-whip-... read more
Mid-altitude and, particularly, montane forest, including clearings, secondary regrowth and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly fruit, particularly figs (Ficus) and Maesa; also some insects, including beetles (Coleoptera). Occurs singly... read more
Nesting recorded in Nov–Jun and Aug in Cameroon; mainly in dry season, but may breed in all months. Nest a well-knit cup of moss,... read more
Little information. Probably largely resident; some evidence of seasonal movements to lower... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cameroon Mountains EBA. Generally common, sometimes abundant, across most of its range, except at lower... read more
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