Lowland tiny greenbul

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Lowland Tiny Greenbul
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Phyllastrephus
Species: P. debilis
Binomial name
Phyllastrephus debilis
(Sclater, WL, 1899)
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  • Phyllastrephus rabai
  • Xenocichla debilis

The lowland tiny greenbul (Phyllastrephus debilis), is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in eastern Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The lowland tiny greenbul was originally described in the genus Xenocichla (a synonym for Bleda). Until 2009, the montane tiny greenbul was considered as conspecific with the lowland tiny greenbul as the tiny bulbul.[2][3] Some authorities continue to consider the two species as conspecific.[4]


Two subspecies are recognized:[5]

  • Rabai yellow-streaked bulbul (P. d. rabai) - Hartert & van Someren, 1921: Found in south-eastern Kenya and north-eastern Tanzania
  • North Nyasa yellow-streaked bulbul (P. d. debilis) - (Sclater, WL, 1899): Also named the smaller yellow-streaked bulbul. Found in south-eastern Tanzania to eastern Zimbabwe and southern Mozambique


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Phyllastrephus debilis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T103819211A94355609. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103819211A94355609.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Species Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  3. ^ "English Names Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  4. ^ "Phyllastrephus albigula - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  5. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-05-06.

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