Icterine greenbul

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Icterine greenbul
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Phyllastrephus
Species: P. icterinus
Binomial name
Phyllastrephus icterinus
(Bonaparte, 1850)

The icterine greenbul (Phyllastrephus icterinus) is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda. The term icterine refers to its yellowish colouration.

Sassi's greenbul, formerly considered a distinct species, is nowadays usually regarded a subspecies Phyllastrephus icterinus lorenzi of the icterine greenbul.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and moist savanna.


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