Simple greenbul

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Simple greenbul
Simple Leaflove - near Kakum NP - Ghana 14 S4E2868 (16016321478).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Chlorocichla
Species: C. simplex
Binomial name
Chlorocichla simplex
(Hartlaub, 1855)
Chlorocichla simplex distribution map.png
  • Pyrrhurus simplex
  • Trichophorus simplex

The simple greenbul (Chlorocichla simplex), or simple leaflove, is a species of songbird in the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found from Guinea Bissau and Guinea to western South Sudan, western Uganda, central Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Angola.[2] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The simple greenbul was originally described in the genus Trichophorus (a synonym for Criniger) and then classified within Pyrrhurus before being moved to the genus Chlorocichla.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Chlorocichla simplex". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712851A94351343. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712851A94351343.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  3. ^ "Chlorocichla simplex - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-16.

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