Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Ansorge's Greenbul (Andropadus ansorgei) - HBW 10, p. 199

French: Bulbul d’Ansorge German: Ansorgebülbül Spanish: Bulbul de Ansorge

Taxonomy: Andropadus ansorgei Hartert, 1907, Degama, southern Nigeria.
Genus formerly submerged in Pycnonotus. Sibling species of A. gracilis. Similarities in appearance both to latter and to A. curvirostris have resulted in much confusion, historically and currently, which has obscured the status of each; consequently, distribution of nominate race uncertain in many areas. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • ansorgei Hartert, 1907 - W Guinea E to Togo, SC Nigeria E to W Central African Republic and S PRCongo, NE, E & C DRCongo; also extreme SW Uganda.
  • kavirondensis (van Someren, 1920) - W Kenya.