Yellow-bearded greenbul

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Yellow-bearded greenbul
White-bearded greenbul (above), and yellow-bearded greenbul (below)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Criniger
Species: C. olivaceus
Binomial name
Criniger olivaceus
(Swainson, 1837)
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  • Trichophorus olivaceus
  • Xenocichla olivacea

The yellow-bearded greenbul (Criniger olivaceus) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in western Africa.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Alternatively, the yellow-bearded greenbul has been classified in the genus Xenocichla (a synonym for Bleda) and has also been considered as conspecific with the white-bearded greenbul. Alternate names for the yellow-bearded greenbul include the olive bulbul, olive greenbul, olive-bearded bulbul, yellow-bearded bulbul, yellow-throated olive bulbul and yellow-throated olive greenbul. The name 'olive bulbul' should not to be confused with the species of the same name, Iole virescens.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in West Africa from eastern Sierra Leone to south-western Ghana. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Criniger olivaceus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T22713125A119433100. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22713125A119433100.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.