Cameroon greenbul

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Cameroon greenbul
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Arizelocichla
Species: A. montana
Binomial name
Arizelocichla montana
(Reichenow, 1892)
Arizelocichla montanus map.png
Synonyms
  • Andropadus concolor
  • Andropadus montanus
  • Arizelocichla montanus
  • Pycnonotus montanus

The Cameroon greenbul (Arizelocichla montana) is a species of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found in south-eastern Nigeria and western Cameroon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The Cameroon greenbul was originally described in the genus Andropadus and, was re-classified to the new genus Arizelocichla in 2010.[2] Alternatively, some authorities classify the Cameroon greenbul in the genus Pycnonotus. Alternate names for the Cameroon greenbul include Cameroon little greenbul, Cameroon montane greenbul, Cameroon mountain greenbul, montane greenbul and mountain little greenbul. The alternate names mountain bulbul and mountain greenbul should not be confused with the species of the same name (Ixos mcclellandii and Arizelocichla nigriceps respectively). The name 'Cameroon greenbul' is sometimes used as an alternate name for the Slender-billed greenbul.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Arizelocichla montana". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712750A94347568. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712750A94347568.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-04-02.