Yellow-bellied Greenbul (Chlorocichla flaviventris) - HBW 10, p. 206
French: Bulbul à poitrine jaune
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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 13 videos
A bird in a tree, feeding on it's berries. Locality Kipepeo, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (ssp centralis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 23 February 2012 1 year ago 49 sec 4.8
A bird feeding on berries. Locality Kipepeo, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (ssp centralis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 23 February 2012 1 year ago 26 sec 4.8
2 birds preening together Locality St Lucia, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 19 sec 4.5
Plucking berries Locality Sodwana Bay, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 4 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 52 sec 4.4
A bird plucking a berrie and swallowing it. Locality Kipepeo, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (ssp centralis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 23 February 2012 1 year ago 19 sec 4.3
A bird in a tree, foraging Locality Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe (ssp occidentalis)
Josep del Hoyo 30 July 1998 7 years ago 24 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 10 photos
An individual perched on a branch.
Locality Mkuze Game Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp flaviventris)
Hanne and Jens Eriksen 1 year ago 4.5
Approaching a feeder.
Locality Caprivi Region, Namibia (ssp occidentalis)
Fran Trabalon 22 November 2011 1 year ago 4.2
Yellow-bellied Greenbul feeding at a bird feeder at McBrides Camp
Locality Kafue National Park, Zambia
MfuweFarmer 1 August 2009 4 years ago 4
Perched in a tree
Locality Chobe National Park, North-West District, Botswana
Lindsay Hansch 13 September 2007 2 years ago 3.3
Friendly Yellow-bellied Greenbul eating crumbs off our balcony rail
Locality Caprivi Region, Namibia
Rhonda Hansch 14 September 2007 1 year ago 3.3
On the house
Antoni Fraguas 1 November 2010 1 year ago 3