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Plain Greenbul - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Cameroon Sombre Greenbul

Photo © by martinuk
Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, Kamwenge District, Uganda, July 2013
Eurillas curvirostris


17 cm (6¾ in); as the name implies, a very plain greenbul


Photo © by volker sthamer
Kibale forest, Uganda, July 2018

Western Africa: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Zaire
Eastern Africa: South Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands, Bioko (Fernando Po)


Formerly placed in genus Andropadus.


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • E. c. leonina:
  • E. c. curvirostris:


Subtropical or tropical evergreen and semi-deciduous forests. Also gallery forests.



Their diet consists of fruit, seeds and snails.


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  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 December 2014)

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