Black-collared bulbul

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Black-collared bulbul
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Neolestes
Cabanis, 1875
Species: N. torquatus
Binomial name
Neolestes torquatus
Cabanis, 1875
Neolestes torquatus distribution map.png

The black-collared bulbul (Neolestes torquatus), or black-collared greenbul, is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is monotypic within the genus Neolestes.[2] For many years, some authorities considered the genus to belong to the bushshrike or shrike families due to shape and plumage similarities until a review of molecular genetic relationships in 1999 confirmed the behavioural and morphological affinities to Pycnonotidae.[3] The black-collared bulbul is found in equatorial Africa in its natural habitat of dry savanna.[1]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2016). "Neolestes torquatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22713256A94367717. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22713256A94367717.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Neolestes". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  3. ^ Zuccon, Dario; Ericson, Per G. P. (2010-04-01). "The phylogenetic position of the Black-collared Bulbul Neolestes torquatus". Ibis. 152 (2): 386–392. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.2009.00986.x. ISSN 1474-919X.

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