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Photo by cossypha
Location: Seldomseen, Bvumba, Zimbabwe
Arizelocichla milanjensis

Includes: Olive-headed Greenbul; Stripe-faced Greenbul

Identification

21 cms. Grey head, black bill, yellow olive throat, grey legs, olive green back, brown eyes.

Distribution

Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

Taxonomy

The subspecies olivaceiceps is sometimes split as Olive-headed Greenbul, Andropadus olivaceiceps, striifacies as Stripe-faced Greenbul.
This species was formerly placed in the genus Andropadus.

Habitat

Boreal and moist montane forests.

Behaviour

The diet includes butterflies, bees, wasps, locusts and ants hawked aerially, killed and then eaten; seeds are also eaten.

The nest is built high up in the tree canopy and 2 white eggs are laid.

References

  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. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2011. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.9). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.

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