French: Bulbul à stries jaunes German: Gelbstreifenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul listado
Other common names:
Macamac, Gauteng, South Africa
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. olivaceogriseus
Reichenow, 1908 – E DRCongo (Rwenzori Mts, Itombwe and Mt Kabobo), W & SW Uganda, W Rwanda and NW Burundi.
P. f. graueri
Neumann, 1908 – highlands W of L Albert, L Edward and L Kivu, in E DRCongo.
P. f. kungwensis
Moreau, 1941 – Kungwe-Mahale Mts, in W Tanzania.
P. f. tenuirostris
(G. A. Fischer & Reichenow, 1884) – SE Kenya and E Tanzania S to E Mozambique lowlands (N of R Zambezi).
P. f. uzungwensis
Jensen & Stuart, 1982 – E escarpment of Udzungwa Mts, in Tanzania.
P. f. vincenti
C. H. B. Grant & Mackworth-Praed, 1940 – SE Malawi (E of R Shire) and adjacent N Mozambique.
P. f. flavostriatus
(Sharpe, 1876) – Yellow-streaked Greenbul – S Mozambique lowlands (S of R Zambezi), E Zimbabwe, NE & E South Africa and NW Swaziland.
P. f. alfredi
(Shelley, 1903) – Sharpe’s Greenbul – SW Tanzania, NE Zambia and N Malawi.
18–20 cm; male 31–40 g, female 26–30 g, male 32–42 g and female 23–34 g (olivaceogriseus). Nominate race has top and side of head and... read more
Song in E Africa a series of loud, distinct, descending notes, somewhat increasing in tempo towards... read more
Lowland, mid-altitude and, especially, montane forest, riverine forest, thick bush, small forest... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, including grasshoppers (Orthoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), caterpillars, spiders (Araneae; also small... read more
Nesting recorded in Feb–Oct and juveniles in Jan in DRCongo; in Jul and Nov, and nest-building in Jan, in Uganda; in Aug and Oct... read more
Largely sedentary; 14 ringed individuals in Malawi retrapped only 20–380 m from site of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Race alfredi, sometimes treated as a separate species, is a restricted-range taxon: present in Tanzania-Malawi Mountains EBA. Common to... read more
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