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Phyllastrephus hypochloris (Toro Olive Greenbul)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Toro olive greenbul (Phyllastrephus hypochloris) is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family.It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.09403
EDGE Score: 2.31194


Adult Weight [1]  23 grams
Female Weight [1]  21 grams
Male Weight [1]  26 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  23.8 %
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  80 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  20 %
Forages - Understory [2]  80 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Albertine Rift montane forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi,Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
East Sudanian savanna Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Northeastern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Victoria Basin forest-savanna mosaic Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Budongo Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A3
Bugoma Central Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A3
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Imatong mountains Sudan A1, A3
Itombwe Mountains Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3
Kakamega forest Kenya A1, A2, A3
Kasyoha: Kitomi Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A3
Kibale National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Mabira Forest Reserve Uganda A1, A3
Minziro Forest Reserve Tanzania A1, A3
Mount Elgon Kenya A1, A2, A3
Mount Elgon National Park Uganda A2, A3
Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George Uganda A1, A3, A4i
Sango Bay area Uganda A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Semliki National Park Uganda A1, A2, A3
Virunga National Park Congo, The Democratic Republic of the A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No

Prey / Diet

Bridelia micrantha (Coastal Golden-leaf)[3]
Harungana madagascariensis[3]
Jasminum fluminense (Brazilian jasmine)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arizelocichla masukuensis (Shelley's Greenbul)1
Baeopogon indicator (Honeyguide Greenbul)1
Buccanodon duchaillui (Yellow-spotted Barbet)1
Bycanistes subcylindricus (Grey-cheeked Hornbill)1
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)1
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)1
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)1
Chlorocichla laetissima (Joyful Greenbul)3
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Violet-backed Starling)1
Colobus guereza (Guereza)1
Corythaeola cristata (Great Blue Turaco)1
Crithagra mozambica (Yellow-fronted Canary)1
Eurillas latirostris (Yellow-whiskered Greenbul)3
Gymnobucco bonapartei (Grey-throated Barbet)1
Heliosciurus rufobrachium (red-legged sun squirrel)1
Loxodonta africana (African Bush Elephant)1
Lybius bidentatus (Double-toothed Barbet)1
Musophaga rossae (Ross's Turaco)2
Neotragus moschatus (suni)1
Nigrita canicapillus (Grey-headed negro finch)1
Onychognathus walleri (Waller's Starling)1
Oriolus brachyrynchus (Western Oriole)1
Parus albiventris (White-bellied Tit)1
Phyllastrephus cabanisi (Cabanis's Greenbul)1
Ploceus bicolor (Dark-backed Weaver)1
Pogoniulus bilineatus (Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird)3
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)3
Stelgidillas gracilirostris (Slender-billed Greenbul)1
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)3
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)1
Trachylaemus purpuratus (yellow-billed barbet)1
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)1
Turdoides sharpei (Black-lored Babbler)1
Turdus pelios (African Thrush)2
Turtur tympanistria (Tambourine Dove)1
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)2

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Keith, S., Urban, EK, Fry, HC (1992) The Birds of Africa, Vol. IV. Academic Press, London
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Specialization and interaction strength in a tropical plant-frugivore network differ among forest strata, Matthias Schleuning, Nico Blüthgen, Martina Flörchinger, Julius Braun, H. Martin Schaefer, and Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecology, in press.
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