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Green Hylia

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Photo by Scottishdude The Gambia, March 2010
Photo by Scottishdude
The Gambia, March 2010
Hylia prasina


[edit] Identification

12 cm

  • Dark olive-green upperparts
  • Long, pale yellow supercilium

[edit] Distribution

Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands, Bioko (Fernando Po)

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • H. p. prasina:
  • H. p. poensis:

[edit] Habitat

Lowland and montane forests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of insects, ants, grasshoppers, beetles and butterflies, etc.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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