Olive-headed greenbul

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Olive-headed greenbul
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Arizelocichla
Species: A. olivaceiceps
Binomial name
Arizelocichla olivaceiceps
(Shelley, 1896)
  • Andropadus milanjensis olivaceiceps
  • Andropadus olivaceiceps
  • Arizelocichla milanjensis olivaceiceps
  • Criniger olivaceiceps
  • Pycnonotus milanjensis olivaceiceps
  • Pycnonotus olivaceiceps

The olive-headed greenbul (Arizelocichla olivaceiceps) is a species of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found in south-eastern Africa.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The olive-headed greenbul was originally described in the genus Criniger and then classified in Andropadus. It was re-classified to the new genus Arizelocichla in 2010.[1] Alternatively, some authorities classify the olive-headed greenbul in the genus Pycnonotus. Some authorities have considered the olive-headed greenbul to be a subspecies of the stripe-cheeked greenbul. The alternate name green-throated greenbul is also used by the yellow-throated greenbul.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The olive-headed greenbul is found in south-western Tanzania, Malawi and north-western Mozambique.[3]


  1. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  2. ^ "Arizelocichla olivaceiceps - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  3. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-04-06.