Western bearded greenbul

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Western bearded greenbul
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Criniger
Species: C. barbatus
Binomial name
Criniger barbatus
(Temminck, 1821)
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Synonyms
  • Trichophorus barbatus

The western bearded greenbul (Criniger barbatus) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in West Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Formerly, some authorities considered the eastern bearded greenbul as conspecific with the western bearded greenbul.[2] Alternate names for the western bearded greenbul include the bearded bulbul, western bearded bulbul and bearded greenbul.

Subspecies[edit]

Two subspecies are recognized:[3]

  • Togo bearded bulbul (C. b. barbatus) - (Temminck, 1821): Found from Sierra Leone to Benin
  • Niger bearded bulbul (C. b. ansorgeanus) - Hartert, 1907: Alternately named the Gabon green-tailed bristlebill. Found in southern Nigeria

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Criniger barbatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22713109A94359344. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22713109A94359344.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Western Bearded Greenbul (Criniger barbatus)". www.hbw.com. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  3. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-05-08.