Moheli bulbul

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Moheli bulbul
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Hypsipetes
Species: H. moheliensis
Binomial name
Hypsipetes moheliensis
(Benson, 1960)
  • Hypsipetes crassirostris moheliensis
  • Hypsipetes parvirostris moheliensis

The Moheli bulbul (Hypsipetes moheliensis) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is endemic to the south-eastern Indian Ocean island of Mohéli. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Until 2011, it was classified as a subspecies of the Grand Comoro bulbul.[2] It is also considered a sister species to the Seychelles bulbul.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Hypsipetes parvirostris". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T103823897A94366310. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103823897A94366310.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Species Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-10-30.


  • Benson, C.W. 1960. The birds of the Comoro Islands: results of the British Ornithologists' Union centenary expedition. Ibis 103b: 5-106
  • Warren, B.H., E. Bermingham, R.P. Prŷs-Jones, and C. Thebaud. 2005. Tracking island colonization history and phenotypic shifts in Indian Ocean bulbuls (Hypsipetes: Pycnonotidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 85: 271–287