Swamp palm bulbul

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Swamp palm bulbul
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Thescelocichla
Species: T. leucopleura
Binomial name
Thescelocichla leucopleura
(Cassin, 1855)
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  • Phyllastrephus leucopleurus

The swamp palm bulbul (Thescelocichla leucopleura), is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is monotypic within the genus Thescelocichla.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The swamp palm bulbul was originally described in the genus Phyllastrephus. Alternative names for the swamp palm bulbul include the swamp bulbul, swamp greenbul, swamp palm greenbul, white-tailed greenbul and white-tailed palm greenbul. The alternate name 'white-tailed greenbul' is also used by the honeyguide greenbul and Sjöstedt's greenbul.[3][4][5]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The swamp palm bulbul is found from Senegal and Gambia to north-eastern and central Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Angola. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and moist savanna.[1]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2016). "Thescelocichla leucopleura". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22712877A94352945. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712877A94352945.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Thescelocichla". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Thescelocichla leucopleura - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  4. ^ "Baeopogon indicator - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  5. ^ "Baeopogon clamans - Avibase". avibase.bsc-eoc.org. Retrieved 2017-04-18.