Yellow-bellied Greenbul

Chlorocichla flaviventris

The Yellow-bellied Greenbul is a species of bird that is most at home in forests, dense woodlands and savanna thickets but also increasingly in well-planted gardens, where this usually shy species can become rather confiding. It is a vocal species and moves about in pairs or small groups of up to six birds. They’re mixed feeders, including invertebrates, berries, fruits, seeds and flowers in their diet.

Yellow-bellied Greenbulls breed in spring and summer, monogamous pairs constructing flimsy cup-shaped nests in dense foliage, with most clutches consisting of 2 eggs (range 1-3) only. The female incubates the eggs for a two week period, with the chicks leaving the nest when they’re around 3 weeks old. Adults grow to about 22cm in length, and weigh around 40g.

In South Africa, the Yellow-bellied Greenbul can be found from southern coastal Kwazulu-Natal and into Mpumalanga and Limpopo, recently expanding its distribution marginally into North West and Gauteng. They also occur widely in central and eastern Africa and is considered to be of least concern by the IUCN.


19 thoughts on “Yellow-bellied Greenbul

    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Baie dankie, Dina!
      Indien jy fotos van hom gekry het, moet jy dit asseblief oorweeg om dit vir die SA Bird Atlas Project (SABAP) in te dien – jy mag dalk die eerste rekord van hierdie spesie se uitbreiding in verspreiding na Dullstroom opgeteken het! Die naaste rekord wat hulle op die oomblik het is van net noord van Lydenburg, so jou waarneming kan regtig van groot waarde wees!

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      1. de Wets Wild Post author

        Dit is n nog skaarser voelsoort, Dina, en daarby nogal een wat net hier in ons land voorkom! Ek kon nog net een keer fotos van een kry, by Tendele in die Royal Natal Park. Ek sien baie uit na jou fotos!

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