Sassi's olive greenbul

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Sassi's olive greenbul
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Phyllastrephus
Species: P. icterinus
Trinomial name
Phyllastrephus icterinus lorenzi
Sassi, 1914

Phyllastrephus lorenzi Sassi, 1914

Sassi's olive greenbul (Phyllastrephus icterinus lorenzi), also known as Sassi's greenbul, is a songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. The scientific name commemorates the Austrian zoologist Ludwig Lorenz von Liburnau.[1]

It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss; when it was still considered a good species by the IUCN, it was classified as Near threatened.[2]


Originally described as a distinct species, it is sometimes treated as a subspecies of the icterine greenbul. BirdLife International revised its status to subspecies in 2008.[3]


  1. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4. 
  2. ^ BLI (2004)
  3. ^ BLI (2008a,b)