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Swamp palm bulbul

Swamp palm bulbul
In Kakum NP, Ghana
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Thescelocichla
Oberholser, 1905
T. leucopleura
Binomial name
Thescelocichla leucopleura
(Cassin, 1855)
  • Phyllastrephus leucopleurus

The swamp palm bulbul (Thescelocichla leucopleura), is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is monotypic within the genus Thescelocichla.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics

The swamp palm bulbul was originally described in the genus Phyllastrephus. Alternative names for the swamp palm bulbul include the swamp bulbul, swamp greenbul, swamp palm greenbul, white-tailed greenbul and white-tailed palm greenbul. The alternate name 'white-tailed greenbul' is also used by the honeyguide greenbul and Sjöstedt's greenbul.[3][4][5]

Distribution and habitat

The swamp palm bulbul is found from Senegal and Gambia to north-eastern and central Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Angola. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and moist savanna.[1]


It is an insectivore.[6]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2018). "Thescelocichla leucopleura". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22712877A132102807. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22712877A132102807.en. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Thescelocichla". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 11 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Thescelocichla leucopleura - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  4. ^ "Baeopogon indicator - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  5. ^ "Baeopogon clamans - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  6. ^ Kumi, Samuel; Addo-Fordjour, Patrick; Fei-Baffoe, Bernard; Adjapong, Abena Owusu; Asamoah, Francis Boafo (February 2024). "Dynamic Influence of Mining-Induced Land Use Land Cover Changes on Avifauna Community over a mining landscape, Ghana". Trees, Forests and People. 15: 100515. doi:10.1016/j.tfp.2024.100515. ISSN 2666-7193.

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