Joyful greenbul

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Joyful greenbul
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Joyful Greenbul song, recorded in Kitale, Kenya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Chlorocichla
Species: C. laetissima
Binomial name
Chlorocichla laetissima
(Sharpe, 1899)
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  • Andropadus laetissimus

The joyful greenbul (Chlorocichla laetissima), or joyful bulbul, is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in east-central Africa. Its natural habitats are boreal forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The joyful greenbul was originally described in the genus Andropadus and later re-classified within Chlorocichla.


Two subspecies of the joyful greenbul are recognized:[3]

  • C. l. laetissima - (Sharpe, 1899): Found from southern Sudan to south-western Kenya and north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • C. l. schoutedeni - Prigogine, 1954: Found in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Zambia


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Chlorocichla laetissima". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712869A94352468. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712869A94352468.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Stevenson, Terry; Fanshawe, John (December 1, 2004). Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi. A&C Black. pp. 322–. ISBN 978-0-7136-7347-0.
  3. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-12.

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