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Western Bearded Greenbul - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Bearded Bulbul

Criniger barbatus


22 cm

  • Yellow throat (feathers often puffed out)
  • Heavy bill


Western Africa found in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Nigeria



  • C. b. barbatus
  • C. b. ansorgeanus:
  • Southern Nigeria (lower Niger River delta)


A variety of lowland forest and woodland types including swamp and gallery forests, evergreen and deciduous.



Their main diet consists of insects, but they also eat seeds and berries.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2015)

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