Cabanis's greenbul

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Cabanis's greenbul
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Phyllastrephus
Species: P. cabanisi
Binomial name
Phyllastrephus cabanisi
(Sharpe, 1881)
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Synonyms
  • Criniger cabanisi
  • Phyllastrephus fischeri cabanisi
  • Phyllastrephus modestus
  • Phyllastrephus sucosus

Cabanis's greenbul (Phyllastrephus cabanisi), or Cabanis's bulbul is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in east-central and south-central Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Cabanis's greenbul was originally described in the genus Criniger. The common name and Latin binomial commemorates the German ornithologist Jean Louis Cabanis.[2] Formerly, some authorities considered the placid greenbul to be a subspecies of Cabanis's greenbul, or Cabanis's greenbul to be a subspecies of Fischer's greenbul.

Subspecies[edit]

Two subspecies are recognized:[3]

  • P. c. cabanisi - (Sharpe, 1881): Found from central Angola to south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, western Tanzania and northern Zambia
  • Olive greenbul (P. c. sucosus) - Reichenow, 1903: Found from southern Sudan and western Kenya to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and north-western Tanzania

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Phyllastrephus cabanisi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 73–74. 
  3. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-05-02.