Malagasy bulbul

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Malagasy bulbul
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Hypsipetes
Species: H. madagascariensis
Binomial name
Hypsipetes madagascariensis
(Statius Müller, 1776)
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The Malagasy bulbul (Hypsipetes madagascariensis) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found on Madagascar and other regional islands in the south-western Indian Ocean.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The Malagasy bulbul was originally described in the genus Turdus. Alternative names for the Malagasy bulbul include the black bulbul, Madagascar black bulbul, and Madagascar bulbul. The alternate name 'black bulbul' should not be confused with the species of the same name, Hypsipetes leucocephalus, with which it was formerly considered as conspecific.


Three subspecies are currently recognized:[2]



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Hypsipetes madagascariensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22713213A94365934. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22713213A94365934.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Bulbuls". World Bird List Version 7.3. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 29 October 2017.