French: Bulbul à moustaches jaunes German: Gelbbartbülbül Spanish: Bulbul sibá
island of Bioko
Subspecies and Distribution
E. l. congener
(Reichenow, 1897) – SW Senegal and W Guinea E to SW Nigeria (W of R Niger).
E. l. latirostris
(Strickland, 1844) – SE Nigeria and Bioko E to extreme S South Sudan and C Kenya, S to N Angola, SC DRCongo and N Burundi, also N, NW & W Tanzania (Loliondo; Kigoma S to Kungwe-Mahare Mts; Ufipa Plateau).
c. 17 cm; male 25–35 g, female 23–32 g (nominate), male 24–31 g, female 12·5–25 g (congener). Medium-sized greenbul with distinctive... read more
Song a monotonous series of c. 12 “chruk” notes, slightly increasing in volume,... read more
Occupies both interior and edge of all types of primary and secondary forest, gallery forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, including berries, and arils, also many arthropods; gastropods and small vertebrates (frogs, geckoes) also recorded as eaten. Fruit... read more
Nesting recorded in Oct–Mar (mainly Nov–Dec, in early dry season) in Liberia, May in Nigeria, May–Aug (and birds in... read more
Sedentary in some areas, nomadic in others. Mainly nomadic in areas where lek system used; in Gabon... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common to abundant throughout its wide range; often the most numerous bulbul, and sometimes the most abundant bird species, in many forests... read more
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