Slender-billed Greenbul (Andropadus gracilirostris) - HBW 10, p. 200
French: Bulbul à bec grêle
Spanish: Bulbul Picofino
Taxonomy: Andropadus gracilirostris Strickland, 1844, island of Bioko (Fernando Póo), Equatorial Guinea.
Genus formerly submerged in Pycnonotus. Old name “Stelgidillas poensis” is a synonym of present species. Affinities unclear; recent molecular data suggest that this species is remote from all other members of genus and would be better placed in a separate genus. Proposed races congensis (Cameroon E to DRCongo and Tanzania) and chagwensis (Uganda) exhibit barely perceptible and inconstant differences in colour tone from nominate, and not satisfactorily distinguishable. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- gracilirostris Strickland, 1844 - SW Senegal and Guinea-Bissau E, including Bioko I, to S Sudan, C Uganda and W Kenya, S to NW Angola, SC DRCongo, Rwanda and N Burundi, also W Tanzania.
- percivali (Neumann, 1903) - C Kenya Highlands.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
moving in tree Locality Krabo Forest, Western Region, Ghana (ssp gracilirostris)
Martin Kennewell 9 December 2010 3 years ago 23 sec 3
A bird in the forest canopy Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 4 years ago 28 sec 3
A bird in a tree Locality Royal Mile, Budongo Forest, Uganda (ssp gracilirostris)
Josep del Hoyo 31 August 2006 7 years ago 49 sec 2.9
A bird on top of a tree Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2009 4 years ago 13 sec 0
Locality Yaoundé, Centre Province, Cameroon (ssp gracilirostris)
Nik Borrow 14 March 2010 31 weeks ago 4.5
A bird on a twig singing
Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (ssp gracilirostris )
Lars Petersson 25 January 2013 29 weeks ago 4
An adult looking for food
Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (ssp gracilirostris)
Frederic Pelsy 11 April 2012 33 weeks ago 4
Adult high up in the tree.
Locality Axim, Western Region, Ghana (ssp gracilirostris)
Photo-ay 8 January 2010 4 years ago 2