Xavier's greenbul

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Xavier's Greenbul
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Phyllastrephus
Species: P. xavieri
Binomial name
Phyllastrephus xavieri
(Oustalet, 1892)

The Xavier's Greenbul (Phyllastrephus xavieri) is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The name commemorates the French explorer Xavier Dybowski who collected natural history specimens in the Congo.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Phyllastrephus xavieri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 374.