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Photo © by Tib78
Kibale, Uganda, December 2014
Eurillas gracilis

Alternative name: Little Grey Greenbul


16 cm

  • Crown and neck olive-grey
  • Short tail


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


Formerly placed in the genus Andropadus.


There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • E. g. extremus:
  • E. g. gracilis:
  • E. g. ugandae:


A variety of forest types primary, secondary, deciduous, evergreen, swamp and gallery woodland.



Their diet consists of seeds, fruit and insects, including arthropods, beetles, moths, ants and caterpillars.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2011. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.9). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2015)

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