Little grey greenbul

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Little grey greenbul
Little Grey Greenbul - near Kakum NP - Ghana 14 S4E2909 (15581406844).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Eurillas
Species: E. gracilis
Binomial name
Eurillas gracilis
Cabanis, 1880
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  • Andropadus gracilis
  • Pycnonotus gracilis

The little grey greenbul (Eurillas gracilis) is a species of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found in western and central Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The little grey greenbul was originally described in the genus Andropadus and was re-classified to the genus Eurillas in 2010.[2] Alternatively, some authorities classify the little greenbul in the genus Pycnonotus.[3] Alternate names for the little grey greenbul include the grey greenbul and little grey bulbul.


Three subspecies are recognized.[4] Some authorities have also considered Ansorge's greenbul as a subspecies of the little grey greenbul:[5]

  • Gold Coast little grey greenbul (E. g. extrema) - (Hartert, 1922): Found from Sierra Leone to south-western Nigeria
  • E. g. gracilis - Cabanis, 1880: Found south-eastern Nigeria to central Democratic Republic of Congo and northern Angola
  • E. g. ugandae - (van Someren, 1915): Found from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to central Uganda and western Kenya


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Eurillas gracilis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712777A94348351. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712777A94348351.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  3. ^ "Eurillas virens [incl. hallae] - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  4. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  5. ^ "Eurillas ansorgei - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-09.