An extract on #sombre
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Eighteen species of greenbuls originally described in the genus Andropadus were re-classified to the genera Arizelocichla, Stelgidillas and Eurillas in 2010. This has left Andropadus as a monotypic genus with the sombre greenbul remaining as its sole extant species.
The sombre greenbul was originally described in the genus Turdus and was later re-classified to the genus Andropadus. Alternatively, some authorities classify the sombre greenbul in the genus Pycnonotus. Alternate names for the sombre greenbul include the sombre bulbul, southern sombre bulbul and southern sombre greenbul.
Four subspecies of the sombre greenbul are recognized:
Zanzibar sombre greenbul (A. i. insularis) - Hartlaub, 1861: Originally described as a separate species. Includes Frick's greenbul which was also originally described as a separate species. Found from southern Ethiopia and southern Somalia to eastern Tanzania
Transvaal sombre greenbul (A. i. importunus) - (Vieillot, 1818): Found from the highlands of northern South Africa and western Swaziland south along coast to Western Cape
Endoto sombre greenbul (A. i. oleaginus) - Peters, W, 1868: Found in southern Zimbabwe, southern Mozambique and lowland northern South Africa
A. i. hypoxanthus - Sharpe, 1876: Found in south-eastern Tanzania to central Mozambique, central Zimbabwe and south-central Zambia
Formerly, some authorities also considered the following species (or subspecies) as species within the genus Andropadus:
Shelley's greenbul (as Andropadus masukuensis)
Kakamega greenbul (as Andropadus kakamegae)
Cameroon greenbul (as Andropadus montanus or Andropadus concolor)
Western greenbul (as Andropadus tephrolaemus)
Olive-breasted greenbul (as Andropadus kikuyuensis)
Mountain greenbul (as Andropadus nigriceps)
Uluguru greenbul (as Andropadus neumanni)
Black-browed greenbul (as Andropadus fusciceps)
Yellow-throated greenbul (as Andropadus chlorigula)
Stripe-cheeked greenbul (as Andropadus milanjensis)
Olive-headed greenbul (as Andropadus olivaceiceps)
Stripe-faced greenbul (as Andropadus striifacies or Andropadus striifascies)
Slender-billed greenbul (as Andropadus gracilirostris)
Little greenbul (as Andropadus virens)
Little grey greenbul (as Andropadus gracilis)
Ansorge's greenbul (as Andropadus ansorgei)
Kavirondo little grey greenbul (as Charitillas kavirondensis)
Plain greenbul (as Andropadus alexandri or Andropadus curvirostris)
Yellow-whiskered greenbul (as Andropadus latirostris)
Joyful greenbul (as Andropadus laetissimus)
Falkenstein's greenbul (as Andropadus falkensteini)
Yellow-streaked greenbul (as Andropadus flavostriatus)
The sombre greenbul is 1518 cm long, with mainly dull greyish olive-green plumage, paler on the underparts than above. There are variations in colour based on habitat range. Individuals located in southern Africa tend to be plain, olive-green. To the north, birds are yellower with greener upper parts. It has a white iris. The sexes are similar in plumage, but juveniles are even duller than the adult and have dark, grey eyes. There is no colour distinction among sexes. The subspecies A. i. hypoxanthus is much yellower below than the nominate subspecies.
The sombre greenbul is a vocal species, and the most typical call is a monotonous, ringing phrase starting with a penetrating single whistle weeeewee, followed by a jumbled chortle and ending off with a rather plaintive, drawn out whistle willy. If agitated, a call of peeet peeet peeet repeatedly is likely to be heard.