The Social Life of the African Forest Yellow-Whiskered Greenbul Andropadus latirostris


Laboratoire d'Ecologie Générale, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 4, avenue du Petit Château, F-91800 Brunoy.


A 10-year study of a population of A. latirostris showed that this greenbul behaved as a lek species in Northeastern Gaboon. Comparisons between A. latirostris and some neotropical Pipridae and Trochilidae are made, in order to establish ecological features common to lek species in tropical forests of Africa and South America.