Ansorge's greenbul

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Ansorge's greenbul
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Eurillas
Species: E. ansorgei
Binomial name
Eurillas ansorgei
(Hartert, 1907)
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  • Andropadus ansorgei
  • Andropadus gracilis ansorgei
  • Pycnonotus ansorgei

Ansorge's greenbul (Eurillas ansorgei), or Ansorge's bulbul is a species of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found in western and central Africa. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Ansorge's greenbul was originally described in the genus Andropadus and was re-classified to the genus Eurillas in 2010.[2] Alternatively, some authorities classify Ansorge's greenbul in the genus Pycnonotus. Some authorities have considered Ansorge's greenbul as a subspecies of the little grey greenbul.[3] The common name and scientific name commemorate the British explorer and collector William John Ansorge who collected natural history specimens in Africa.[4]


Two subspecies are recognized:[5]

  • Ansorge's little grey greenbul (E. a. ansorgei) - (Hartert, 1907): Found from western Guinea to south-western Uganda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Kavirondo little grey greenbul (E. a. kavirondensis) - (van Someren, 1920): Originally described as a separate species.[6] Found in western Kenya


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Eurillas ansorgei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  3. ^ "Eurillas ansorgei - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 27.
  5. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  6. ^ "Eurillas ansorgei kavirondensis - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-09.