Grey-headed bristlebill

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Grey-headed bristlebill
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Bleda
Species: B. canicapillus
Binomial name
Bleda canicapillus
(Hartlaub, 1854)
Bleda canicapillus distribution map.png
  • Bleda canicapilla
  • Trichophorus canicapillus

The grey-headed bristlebill (Bleda canicapillus) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in West Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical swamps.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The grey-headed bristlebill was originally described in the genus Trichophorus (a synonym for Criniger).[2]


Two subspecies are recognized:[3]

  • B. c. canicapillus - (Hartlaub, 1854): Found from Guinea-Bissau to south-western Cameroon
  • B. c. morelorum - Érard, 1991: Found in Senegal and Gambia


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Bleda canicapillus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22713083A94358365. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22713083A94358365.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Bleda canicapillus - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-05-07. 

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