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Joyful Greenbul

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Photo © by Michael HooperBigodi wetland, Kibale, Uganda, October 2018
Photo © by Michael Hooper
Bigodi wetland, Kibale, Uganda, October 2018
Chlorocichla laetissima


[edit] Identiification

Photo © by martinukNear Fort Portal, Kabarole District, Uganda, July 2013
Photo © by martinuk
Near Fort Portal, Kabarole District, Uganda, July 2013

20–21 cm (7¾-8¼ in)

  • Yellowish-green upperparts
  • Bright yellow throat and upper breast
  • Yellowish underparts
  • Greenish tinged flanks

[edit] Distribution

Western Africa: eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, western Kenya and (rarely) in Tanzania.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • C. l. laetissima:
  • C. l. schoutedeni:

[edit] Habitat

Various forest types, mid-level to montane primary and secondary forests, gallery forest and forest edges.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of berries and seeds, though nestlings are additionally fed with insects, including moths.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations
  4. Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi; Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)

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