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Ansorge's Greenbul - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Michael Hooper
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda, October 2018
Eurillas ansorgei


16 cm (6¼ in)

  • Short tail


Western Africa: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Kenya, Uganda


Formerly placed in genus Andropadus.


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • E. a. ansorgei:
  • E. a. kavirondensis:
  • Western Kenya (northern Kavirondo to Mount Elgon area)

E. a. muniensis is not recognised by most authorities[2]


Evergreen and semi-deciduous forest, both primary and mature, also dry inselberg forests.



Their diet consists of fruit, seeds and insects, including beetles.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014 and November 2018)

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