- Dryoscopus gambensis
18–19 cm (7-7½ in)
- Loose feathers on the lower back and rump which it puffs out
- Dull white underparts
- Grey rump and scapulars
- Orange-red eyes
- Pringle's Puffback is smaller and has a pale lower mandible.
- The rump and scapulars of the Black-backed Puffback are white rather than grey.
There are four subspecies:
- D. g. gambensis:
- D. g. congicus:
- D. g. malzacii:
- D. g. erythreae:
Dense savanna woodland, mangroves, bamboo groves and thickets.
Their diet consists mostly of insects, such as caterpillars, grasshoppers and beetles; in addition to plant buds.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2016)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Northern Puffback. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 12 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Northern_Puffback