Plain greenbul

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Plain greenbul
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Eurillas
Species: E. curvirostris
Binomial name
Eurillas curvirostris
(Cassin, 1859)
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  • Andropadus alexandri
  • Andropadus curvirostris
  • Pycnonotus curvirostris

The plain greenbul (Eurillas curvirostris) is a species of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found in western and central Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The plain greenbul was originally described in the genus Andropadus and was re-classified to the genus Eurillas in 2010.[2] Alternatively, some authorities classify the plain greenbul in the genus Pycnonotus.[3]


Two subspecies are recognized:[4]

  • E. c. curvirostris - (Cassin, 1859): Found from central Ghana to western Kenya, southern Democratic Republic of Congo and northern Angola
  • E. c. leonina - (Bates, 1930): Found from Sierra Leone to central Ghana


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Eurillas curvirostris". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712786A94348862. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712786A94348862.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  3. ^ "Eurillas curvirostris - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  4. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-09.