Falkenstein's greenbul

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Falkenstein's greenbul
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - RMNH.AVES.129547 1 - Chlorocichla falkensteini Reichenow, 1874 - Pycnonotidae - bird skin specimen.jpeg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Chlorocichla
Species: C. falkensteini
Binomial name
Chlorocichla falkensteini
(Reichenow, 1874)
Chlorocichla falkensteini distribution map.png
  • Andropadus falkensteini
  • Criniger Falkensteini

Falkenstein's greenbul (Chlorocichla falkensteini) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found from western Cameroon and Central African Republic to central Angola.[2] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, moist savanna, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Falkenstein's greenbul was originally described in the genus Criniger and later in Andropadus before being re-classified to Chlorocichla. Alternate names for the yellow-bellied greenbul include the yellow-necked greenbul, yellow-necked bulbul, yellow-throated bulbul and yellow-throated greenbul. The latter two names should not be confused with the species of the same names, Pycnonotus xantholaemus and Arizelocichla chlorigula respectively. The alternate name 'yellow-necked greenbul' is also used as an alternate name by the yellow-bellied greenbul.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Chlorocichla falkensteini". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712860A94351988. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712860A94351988.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  3. ^ "Chlorocichla falkensteini - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-16.