Sassi's olive greenbul

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Sassi's olive greenbul
Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien (1916) (18173983286), Phyllastrephus lorenzi.jpg
Illustration of specimen in the
Vienna Natural History Museum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Phyllastrephus
Species: P. lorenzi
Binomial name
Phyllastrephus lorenzi
Sassi, 1914
  • Phyllastrephus icterinus lorenzi

Sassi's olive greenbul (Phyllastrephus lorenzi), is a songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae.

It is found in north-eastern and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. While it was formerly assessed as Near threatened and its population is decreasing due to habitat loss, it is now considered a species of Least concern by the IUCN.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Formerly, some authorities considered Sassi's olive greenbul to be a subspecies of the icterine greenbul. The scientific name commemorates the Austrian zoologist Ludwig Lorenz von Liburnau.[3] Alternate names for Sassi's olive greenbul include Lorenz's greenbul, Sassi's bulbul and Sassi's greenbul.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Phyllastrephus lorenzi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T22712940A113102734. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22712940A113102734.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Phyllastrephus lorenzi (Sassi's Greenbul, Sassi's Olive Greenbul)". Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  3. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.