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Yellow-bellied greenbul (Chlorocichla flaviventris)
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Chlorocichla
Sharpe, 1882
Type species
Trichophorus flaviventris
(Yellow-bellied greenbul)
Smith, A, 1834

Chlorocichla is a genus of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. They are mainly present throughout the African tropical rainforest, excepted the yellow-bellied greenbul, native to the miombo woodlands.


The genus Chlorocichla was introduced in 1882 by the English ornithologist Richard Bowdler Sharpe.[1] Sharpe did not specify a type species but this was designated as the yellow-bellied greenbul by Anton Reichenow in 1904–1905.[2][3] The genus name combines the Ancient Greek khlōros meaning "pale green" or "yellow" with kikhlē meaning "thrush".[4]


The genus contains five species:[5]

Former species

Formerly, some authorities also considered the following species (or subspecies) as species within the genus Chlorocichla:


  1. ^ Sharpe, R. Bowdler (1881). Catalogue of the Passeriformes or Perching Birds in the Collection of the British Museum. Cichlomorphae Part 3. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum. Vol. 6. London: Trustees of the British Museum. pp. 3, 112. Although the title page bears the date of 1881 this volume was not published until 1882.
  2. ^ Reichenow, Anton (1904–1905). Die Vögel Afrikas (in German). Vol. 3. Neudamm [Dębno]: J. Neumann. p. 388.
  3. ^ Mayr, Ernst; Greenway, James C. Jr, eds. (1960). Check-List of Birds of the World. Vol. 9. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Museum of Comparative Zoology. p. 260.
  4. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.
  5. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (January 2021). "Bulbuls". IOC World Bird List Version 11.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Baeopogon indicator indicator (chlorosaturatus) - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  7. ^ "Atimastillas flavicollis - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-16.

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