Bird of the Week – Green-Hylia

Bird of the Week (4th – 10th JANUARY, 2020) – Photo Credit – Adeyinka Mary

Green Hylia Hylia prasina belongs to the avian family Hyliidae. It is a common resident bird in understories of forest and forest patches in tropical Africa.

It is characterized by the plumage of subdued forest color; dark olive-green above, creamy supercilium, black eye-stripe, and grey underpart.


Green Hylia is an insectivore found oftentimes in a mixed-species flock; it is skulking but betrays its presence with a disyllabic whistle note.

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