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Black-collared Bulbul - BirdForum Opus

Neolestes torquatus


Strange, medium sized Bulbul with a large head and a rather short bill. Forehead, crown and nape neutral grey. Mantle, scapulars, rump and upper tail coverts distinctly olive green. Tertials and wing coverts dusky black with broad olive green margins. Secondaries dark olive with very thin yellow margins, primaries blackish. Tail olive green. Lores black, eyestripe black and continuing around the rear of the earcoverts, down the sides of the neck and meeting across the upper breast in a clean cut, broadish breastband.Chin and throat white, ear coverts white, washed buffy. The rest of the underparts very pale olive, washed grey. The bright buttercup yellow underwing coverts show as a thin yellow line on the folded wing, between the carpal joint and the base of the alula. Eye dark, bill and legs black.


Western Africa: Gabon, Congo, extreme eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), western Angola
Eastern Africa: Zambia


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dry wooded savanna and gallery forest.



Fast, liquid "Bulbul" type.


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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