Honeyguide greenbul

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Honeyguide greenbul
Naturalis Biodiversity Center - RMNH.AVES.126273 1 - Baeopogon indicator leucurus (Cassin, 1856) - Pycnonotidae - bird skin specimen.jpeg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Baeopogon
Species: B. indicator
Binomial name
Baeopogon indicator
Baeopogon indicator distribution map.png
  • Baeopogon batesi
  • Criniger indicator

The honeyguide greenbul (Baeopogon indicator) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in western and central Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The honeyguide greenbul was originally described in the genus Criniger and was later re-classified to the genus Baeopogon. Alternate names for the honeyguide greenbul include the honeyguide bulbul and white-tailed greenbul. The latter name is also used as an alternate name by Sjöstedt's greenbul and the swamp palm bulbul.[2][3]


Two subspecies of the honeyguide greenbul are recognized:[4]

  • Upper Guinea honeyguide greenbul (B. i. leucurus) - (Cassin, 1855): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Trichophorus (a synonym for Criniger). Found from Sierra Leone to Togo
  • Uganda honeyguide greenbul (B. i. indicator) - (Verreaux, J & Verreaux, E, 1855): Found from Nigeria to southern Sudan and western Kenya, southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, north-western Zambia and northern Angola


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Baeopogon indicator". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712837A94350613. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712837A94350613.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Baeopogon indicator - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  3. ^ "Thescelocichla leucopleura - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  4. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-04-11.