Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Yellow-bellied Greenbul (Chlorocichla flaviventris) - HBW 10, p. 206

French: Bulbul à poitrine jaune German: Gelbbauchbülbül Spanish: Bulbul Pechiamarillo
Other common names: Yellow-bellied Bulbul, Yellow-breasted Greenbul

Taxonomy: Trichophorus flaviventris A. Smith, 1834, near Durban, South Africa.
Has in the past been suggested as forming a superspecies with C. falkensteini, but subsequent studies have not supported such a relationship. Poorly differentiated race ortiva (described from S Mozambique) treated as a synonym of occidentalis. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • centralis Reichenow, 1887 - S Somalia and SC & W Kenya S to E Tanzania and NE Mozambique.
  • occidentalis Sharpe, 1882 - NW Angola E to SE DRCongo and W Tanzania, S to extreme NW Namibia, N & E Botswana, N South Africa (S to Northern Province and Mpumulanga) and SC Mozambique.
  • flaviventris (A. Smith, 1834) - coastal S Mozambique S to E South Africa (S to KwaZulu-Natal and extreme N Eastern Cape).