Eastern bearded greenbul

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Eastern bearded greenbul
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Criniger
Species: C. chloronotus
Binomial name
Criniger chloronotus
(Cassin, 1859)
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  • Criniger barbatus chloronotus
  • Hypsipetes malaccensis
  • Trichophorus chloronotus

The eastern bearded greenbul (Criniger chloronotus) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found from south-eastern Nigeria to Central African Republic, north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo and extreme north-western Angola.[2] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The eastern bearded greenbul was originally described in the genus Hypsipetes. Formerly, some authorities considered the eastern bearded greenbul as conspecific with the western bearded greenbul.[3] Alternate names for the eastern bearded greenbul include the bearded bulbul, Congo bulbul, eastern bearded bulbul, green-backed bulbul, oriental bearded bulbul, white-throated bearded-bulbul, white-throated bearded-greenbul and white-throated bulbul.[4] The latter two alternate names should not be confused with the species of the same name, Alophoixus flaveolus. Both the alternate name 'green-backed bulbul' and the synonym Hypsipetes malaccensis are also shared with the streaked bulbul.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Criniger chloronotus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22713115A94359557. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22713115A94359557.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  3. ^ "Western Bearded Greenbul (Criniger barbatus)". www.hbw.com. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  4. ^ "Criniger chloronotus - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-05-09.

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