French: Bulbul à poitrine jaune German: Gelbbauchbülbül Spanish: Bulbul pechiamarillo
near Durban, South Africa
Subspecies and Distribution
C. f. centralis
Reichenow, 1887 – S Somalia and SC & W Kenya S to E Tanzania and NE Mozambique.
C. f. occidentalis
Sharpe, 1882 – NW Angola E to SE DRCongo and W Tanzania, S to extreme NW Namibia, N & E Botswana, N South Africa (S to N North West Province, N Gauteng and NE Mpumalanga, expanding SW#R) and SC Mozambique.
C. f. flaviventris
(A. Smith, 1834) – coastal S Mozambique S to E South Africa (S to KwaZulu-Natal and extreme N Eastern Cape).
20–21·5 cm; male 34·5–52g, female 32–41 g. A large, dark-headed greenbul with prominent white eyelids; crown feathers often erected into low... read more
Song of centralis a querulous, nasal “qui quaaa quer qua queree qwa”,... read more
Evergreen and semi-deciduous forest of various types, including coastal forest, Cryptosepalum... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, including berries, and seeds and flowers; also insects. Nestling diet insects for first 3 days, then also berries and other fruit... read more
Nesting recorded in Mar–Aug in Kenya, Oct–Jan in W Tanzania, all months in DRCongo, Oct–Mar (mainly Nov–Jan) in... read more
Little information. Thought to be sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widespread and generally common. Population in S Mozambique thought to exceed 40,000 individuals; 4 pairs in 16 ha in C Kenya. The... read more
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