White-throated greenbul

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White-throated greenbul
White-throated greenbul (above), and Yellow-throated Olive greenbul (below)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Phyllastrephus
Species: P. albigularis
Binomial name
Phyllastrephus albigularis
(Sharpe, 1881)
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  • Xenocichla albigularis

The white-throated greenbul (Phyllastrephus albigularis), or white-throated bulbul, is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in many parts of central and western Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The white-throated greenbul was originally described in the genus Xenocichla (a synonym for Bleda). The alternate name, 'white-throated bulbul', should not be confused with the species of the same name, Alophoixus flaveolus.


Two subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • Bamenda white-throated greenbul (P. a. albigularis) - (Sharpe, 1881): Found from Senegal and Gambia to southern Sudan, western Uganda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Angola greenbul (P. a. viridiceps) - Rand, 1955: Formerly considered as a separate species. Found in north-western Angola


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Phyllastrephus albigularis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T103819468A94355784. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103819468A94355784.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-05-05.