Cabanis’s greenbul

Cabanis’s greenbul
Phyllastrephus cabanisi


(Photo from Internet Bird Collection)

Common name:
Cabanis’s greenbul (en); tuta-de-Cabanis (pt); bulbul de Cabanis (fr); bulbul de Cabanis (es); Cabanis-bülbül (de)

Order Passeriformes
Family Pycnonotidae

This species is found from northern Angola, through northern Zambia and southern and eastern D.R. Congo, and into South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and northern Mozambique.

These birds are 16,5-19 cm long and weigh 22-42 g.

Cabanis’s greenbuls are mostly found in moist tropical forest, also using moist scrublands and secondary forests. They are present from sea level up to an altitude of 2.700 m.

They feed on various arthropods, namely grasshoppers, beetles, mantids, caterpillars, ants and spiders.

These birds possibly breed all year round. The female lays 2-3 eggs, which are incubated for 11-12 days. The chicks fledge 17 days after hatching.

IUCN status – LC (Least Concern)
This species has a very large breeding range and is described as common and widespread. The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

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