Grey-headed greenbul

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Grey-headed greenbul
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Phyllastrephus
Species: P. poliocephalus
Binomial name
Phyllastrephus poliocephalus
(Reichenow, 1892)
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  • Xenocichla poliocephala

The grey-headed greenbul (Phyllastrephus poliocephalus), or grey-headed yellow-bellied greenbul, is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in south-eastern Nigeria and western Cameroon.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The grey-headed greenbul was originally described in the genus Xenocichla (a synonym for Bleda). Other alternate names for the grey-headed greenbul include the yellow-bellied bulbul and yellow-bellied greenbul, although these names usually refer to the species of the same names (Alophoixus phaeocephalus and Chlorocichla flaviventris).


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Phyllastrephus poliocephalus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712947A94355315. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712947A94355315.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.