Yellow-whiskered Greenbul (Andropadus latirostris) - HBW 10, p. 201
French: Bulbul à moustaches jaunes
Spanish: Bulbul Sibá
Taxonomy: Andropadus latirostris Strickland, 1844, island of Bioko (Fernando Póo), Equatorial Guinea.
Genus formerly submerged in Pycnonotus. Isolated population on Ufipa Plateau, in Tanzania, named as australis, is considered a synonym of nominate; conversely, has been proposed as a sibling species on basis of its paler underparts and, in particular, vocal differences. Other described races are saturatus (R Honi, in Kenya) and eugenius (W shore of L Victoria, in NW Tanzania), both poorly differentiated and also synonymized with nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- congener Reichenow, 1897 - SW Senegal and W Guinea E to SW Nigeria (W of R Niger).
- latirostris Strickland, 1844 - SE Nigeria and Bioko I E to extreme S Sudan and C Kenya, S to N Angola, SC DRCongo and N Burundi, also N, NW & W Tanzania (Loliondo; Kigoma S to Kungwe-Mahare Mts; Ufipa Plateau).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird in a bush, preening its wing Locality Gatamaiyu Forest, Kenya (ssp latirostris)
Josep del Hoyo 22 November 2005 7 years ago 38 sec 3.9
A bird moving in dense vegetation Locality Serikwa Lodge, Kenya (ssp latirostris)
Marc de Bont 1 January 2007 5 years ago 26 sec 3.7
bird searching for food Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp latirostris)
Daniêl Jimenez 21 September 2010 2 years ago 16 sec 3.5