Long-billed bernieria

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For the plant genus Bernieria see Beilschmiedia.
Long-billed bernieria
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Bernieridae
Genus: Bernieria
Pucheran, 1855
Species: B. madagascariensis
Binomial name
Bernieria madagascariensis
(Gmelin, 1789)[2]

Phyllastrephus madagascariensis

The long-billed bernieria (Bernieria madagascariensis), formerly known as long-billed greenbul and sometimes as common tetraka or long-billed tetraka, is a songbird species endemic to Madagascar. It was initially considered a greenbul, and later with the Old World warblers. Recent research indicates it is part of the endemic Malagasy radiation Bernieridae (Malagasy warblers).[3]

This is at present the only species remaining in the genus Bernieria. Its presumed relatives are not as closely related as was once believed and have been restored to the old genus Xanthomixis.[3]

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Bernieria madagascariensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Common Tetraka. Internet Bird Collection. Accessed 31 July 2010.
  3. ^ a b Cibois et al. (2001)


  • Cibois, Alice; Slikas, Beth; Schulenberg, Thomas S. & Pasquet, Eric (2001): An endemic radiation of Malagasy songbirds is revealed by mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Evolution 55(6): 1198–1206. DOI:10.1554/0014-3820(2001)055[1198:AEROMS]2.0.CO;2