Slender-billed greenbul

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Slender-billed greenbul
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Stelgidillas
Species: S. gracilirostris
Binomial name
Stelgidillas gracilirostris
Stelgidillas gracilirostris distribution map.png
  • Andropadus gracilirostris
  • Pycnonotus gracilirostri
  • Pycnonotus gracilirostris

The slender-billed greenbul (Stelgidillas gracilirostris) is a species in the monotypic genus Stelgidillas 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 slender-billed greenbul was originally described in the genus Andropadus and was re-classified to the genus Stelgidillas in 2010.[2] Alternatively, some authorities classify the slender-billed greenbul in the genus Pycnonotus.[3] Alternate names for the slender-billed greenbul include the Cameroon sombre greenbul and Cameroon greenbul. The latter name should not be confused with the species of the same name, Arizelocichla montana.

Former species[edit]

Formerly, some authorities also considered the following species (or subspecies) as species within the genus Stelgidillas:


Two subspecies of the slender-billed greenbul are recognized:[5]

  • Congo slender-billed greenbul (S. g. gracilirostris) - Strickland, 1844: Found from Senegal and Guinea-Bissau to southern Sudan, western Kenya, western Tanzania, south-central Democratic Republic Congo and north-western Angola
  • Kikuyu slender-billed greenbul (S. g. percivali) - (Neumann, 1903): Found in central Kenya


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Stelgidillas gracilirostris". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712791A94349139. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712791A94349139.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  3. ^ "Stelgidillas gracilirostris - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  4. ^ "Phyllastrephus hypochloris - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  5. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-03.