Terrestrial brownbul

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Terrestrial brownbul
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Phyllastrephus
Species: P. terrestris
Binomial name
Phyllastrephus terrestris
Swainson, 1837
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  • Phyllastrephus capensis

The terrestrial brownbul (Phyllastrephus terrestris) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in eastern and south-eastern Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Alternate names for the terrestrial brownbul include the bristle-necked brownbul, brownbul, scrub bulbul and terrestrial bulbul.


Four subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • Nyasa terrestrial brownbul (P. t. suahelicus) - Reichenow, 1904: Found from southern Somalia to northern Mozambique
  • P. t. intermedius - Gunning & Roberts, 1911: Found in southern Zimbabwe, southern Mozambique & adjacent eastern South Africa
  • P. t. rhodesiae - Roberts, 1917: Found from south-western Angola, Zambia, south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and south-western Tanzania to northern Botswana, northern Zimbabwe and north-eastern Mozambique
  • P. t. terrestris - Swainson, 1837: Found in eastern and southern South Africa


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Phyllastrephus terrestris". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712905A94353930. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712905A94353930.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-04-19.

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