• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Montane Tiny Greenbul - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Usambara Greenbul; Green-crowned Greenbul

Phyllastrephus albigula



  • Green head and bill
  • Yellow-green throat
  • Dark grey underparts with faint yellow streaks
  • Grey legs
  • Olive-green back
  • White eyes


Endemic to eastern Tanzania (Usumbara and Nguru Mountains)


This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considered a subspecies of Lowland Tiny Greenbul.


Highland mountain rainforest


The diet includes butterflies, bees, wasps, locusts and ants which are hawked aerially.


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of this species

Recommended Citation

External Links