Northern brownbul

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Northern brownbul
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Phyllastrephus
Species: P. strepitans
Binomial name
Phyllastrephus strepitans
(Reichenow, 1879)
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  • Criniger strepitans

The northern brownbul (Phyllastrephus strepitans) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in eastern Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. The northern brownbul was originally described in the genus Criniger. Alternate names include the East African scrub bulbul and northern brown bulbul.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Phyllastrephus strepitans". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712910A94354169. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712910A94354169.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.