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White-bearded greenbul (above) and yellow-bearded greenbul (below)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Criniger
Temminck, 1820
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  • Tricophorus

Criniger is a genus of songbird in the family Pycnonotidae. Established by Coenraad Jacob Temminck in 1820, the name Criniger is Latin for "long-haired" (from crinis, meaning "hair" and gerere, meaning "to carry").[1] It contains the following species:[2]

Formerly, some authorities also considered the following species (or subspecies) as species within the genus Criniger:


  1. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 121. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4. 
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Criniger". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pycnonotus striatus - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-03-08. 
  4. ^ Admin, Avis (2014-09-10). "277. Alcurus striatus". AVIS-IBIS. Retrieved 2017-03-08.