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Photo © by Michael Hooper
Bigodi wetland, Kibale, Uganda, October 2018
Chlorocichla laetissima


Photo © by martinuk
Near Fort Portal, Kabarole District, Uganda, July 2013

20–21 cm (7¾-8¼ in)

  • Yellowish-green upperparts
  • Bright yellow throat and upper breast
  • Yellowish underparts
  • Greenish tinged flanks


Western Africa: eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, western Kenya and (rarely) in Tanzania.



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • C. l. laetissima:
  • C. l. schoutedeni:


Various forest types, mid-level to montane primary and secondary forests, gallery forest and forest edges.



Their diet consists mostly of berries and seeds, though nestlings are additionally fed with insects, including moths.


  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. BF Member observations
  4. Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi; Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)

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