Scientific Name of Bulbul

Pycnonotidae (family)

Bulbuls belong to the family Pycnonotidae which also includes the bristlebill, greenbul and other medium-sized songbirds. These birds also have a wide distribution – from Asia and the Middle East to Africa and Japan. Bulbuls are spread over 32 genera with 158 recognised species.

List of Genus, Common Name and Species Name

Genus

Number of Species in the Genus

Common Name

Species Name

Andropadus

1

Sombre greenbul

Andropadus importunus

Stelgidillas

1

Slender-billed greenbul

Stelgidillas gracilirostris

Calyptocichla

1

Golden greenbul

Calyptocichla serinus

Neolestes

1

Black-collared bulbul

Neolestes torquatus

Bleda

5

  1. Red-tailed bristlebill
  2. Green-tailed bristlebill
  3. Grey-headed bristlebill
  4. Yellow-lored bristlebill
  5. Yellow-eyed bristlebill
  1. Bleda syndactylus
  2. Bleda eximius
  3. Bleda canicapillus
  4. Bleda notatus
  5. Bleda ugandae

Atimastillas

1

yellow-throated leaflove

Atimastillas flavicollis

Ixonotus

1

Spotted greenbul

Ixonotus guttatus

Thescelocichla

1

swamp palm bulbul

Thescelocichla leucopleura

Chlorocichla

5

  1. Joyful greenbul
  2. Prigogine’s greenbul
  3. Falkenstein’s greenbul
  4. Yellow-bellied greenbul
  5. Simple greenbul
  1. Chlorocichla laetissima
  2. Chlorocichla prigoginei
  3. Chlorocichla falkensteini
  4. Chlorocichla flaviventris
  5. Chlorocichla simplex

Baeopogon

2

  1. Honeyguide greenbul
  2. Sjöstedt’s greenbul
  1. Baeopogon indicator
  2. Baeopogon clamans

Arizelocichla

12

  1. Cameroon greenbul
  2. Western greenbul
  3. Kakamega greenbul
  4. Shelley’s greenbul
  5. Uluguru greenbul
  6. Black-browed greenbul
  7. Yellow-throated greenbul
  8. Olive-breasted greenbul
  9. Mountain greenbul
  10. Olive-headed greenbul
  11. Stripe-faced greenbul
  12. Stripe-cheeked greenbul
  1. Arizelocichla montana
  2. Arizelocichla tephrolaema
  3. Arizelocichla kakamegae
  4. Arizelocichla masukuensis
  5. Arizelocichla neumanni
  6. Arizelocichla fusciceps
  7. Arizelocichla chlorigula
  8. Arizelocichla kikuyuensis
  9. Arizelocichla nigriceps
  10. Arizelocichla olivaceiceps
  11. Arizelocichla striifacies
  12. Arizelocichla milanjensis

Criniger

5

  1. Western bearded greenbul
  2. Eastern bearded greenbul
  3. Red-tailed greenbul
  4. White-bearded greenbul
  5. Yellow-bearded greenbul
  1. Criniger barbatus
  2. Criniger chloronotus
  3. Criniger calurus
  4. Criniger ndussumensis
  5. Criniger olivaceus

Eurillas

5

  1. Little greenbul
  2. Yellow-whiskered greenbul
  3. Plain greenbul
  4. Little grey greenbul
  5. Ansorge’s greenbul
  1. Eurillas virens
  2. Eurillas latirostris
  3. Eurillas curvirostris
  4. Eurillas gracilis
  5. Eurillas ansorgei

Phyllastrephus

20

  1. Lowland tiny greenbul
  2. Montane tiny greenbul
  3. White-throated greenbul
  4. Xavier’s greenbul
  5. Icterine greenbul
  6. Terrestrial brownbul
  7. Cameroon olive greenbul
  8. Northern brownbul
  9. Grey-olive greenbul
  10. Fischer’s greenbul
  11. Cabanis’s greenbul
  12. Placid greenbul
  13. Red-tailed leaflove
  14. Sassi’s olive greenbul
  15. Yellow-streaked greenbul
  16. Sharpe’s greenbul
  17. Grey-headed greenbul
  18. Toro olive greenbul
  19. Baumann’s olive greenbul
  20. Pale-olive greenbul
  1. Phyllastrephus debilis
  2. Phyllastrephus albigula
  3. Phyllastrephus albigularis
  4. Phyllastrephus xavieri
  5. Phyllastrephus icterinus
  6. Phyllastrephus terrestris
  7. Phyllastrephus poensis
  8. Phyllastrephus strepitans
  9. Phyllastrephus cerviniventris
  10. Phyllastrephus fischeri
  11. Phyllastrephus cabanisi
  12. Phyllastrephus placidus
  13. Phyllastrephus scandens
  14. Phyllastrephus lorenzi
  15. Phyllastrephus flavostriatus
  16. Phyllastrephus alfredi
  17. Phyllastrephus poliocephalus
  18. Phyllastrephus hypochloris
  19. Phyllastrephus baumanni
  20. Phyllastrephus fulviventris

Tricholestes

1

Hairy-backed bulbul

Tricholestes criniger

Setornis

1

Hook-billed bulbul

Setornis criniger

Alophoixus

8

  1. Yellow-bellied bulbul
  2. Palawan bulbul
  3. Grey-cheeked bulbul
  4. Penan bulbul
  5. Brown-cheeked bulbul
  6. White-throated bulbul
  7. Ochraceous bulbul
  8. Puff-throated bulbul
  1. Alophoixus phaeocephalus
  2. Alophoixus frater
  3. Alophoixus tephrogenys
  4. Alophoixus ruficrissus
  5. Alophoixus bres
  6. Alophoixus flaveolus
  7. Alophoixus ochraceus
  8. Alophoixus pallidus

Alcurus

2

  1. Striated bulbul
  2. Spot-necked bulbul
  1. Alcurus striatus
  2. Alcurus tympanistrigus

Iole

7

  1. Finsch’s bulbul
  2. Sulphur-bellied bulbul
  3. Olive bulbul
  4. Buff-vented bulbul
  5. Charlotte’s bulbul
  6. Cachar bulbul
  7. Grey-eyed bulbul
  1. Iole finschii
  2. Iole palawanensis
  3. Iole viridescens
  4. Iole crypta
  5. Iole charlottae
  6. Iole cacharensis
  7. Iole propinqua

Hemixos

4

  1. Cream-striped Bulbul
  2. Ashy bulbul
  3. Cinereous bulbul
  4. Chestnut bulbul
  1. Hemixos leucogrammicus
  2. Hemixos flavala
  3. Hemixos cinereus
  4. Hemixos castanonotus

Acritillas

1

Yellow-browed bulbul

Acritillas indica

Ixos

4

  1. Nicobar bulbul
  2. Mountain bulbul
  3. Streaked bulbul
  4. Sunda bulbul
  1. Ixos nicobariensis
  2. Ixos mcclellandii
  3. Ixos malaccensis
  4. Ixos virescens

Hypsipetes

19

  1. Philippine bulbul
  2. Mindoro bulbul
  3. Streak-breasted bulbul
  4. Seram Golden Bulbul
  5. Northern Golden Bulbul
  6. Buru Golden Bulbul
  7. Visayan bulbul
  8. Yellowish bulbul
  9. Zamboanga bulbul
  10. Brown-eared bulbul
  11. Reunion bulbul
  12. Malagasy bulbul
  13. Mauritius bulbul
  14. White-headed Bulbul
  15. Black bulbul
  16. Square-tailed bulbul
  17. Grand Comoro bulbul
  18. Moheli bulbul
  19. Seychelles bulbul
  1. Hypsipetes philippinus
  2. Hypsipetes mindorensis
  3. Hypsipetes siquijorensis
  4. Hypsipetes affinis [a]
  5. Hypsipetes longirostris [a][b]
  6. Hypsipetes mysticalis[a]
  7. Hypsipetes guimarasensis
  8. Hypsipetes everetti
  9. Hypsipetes rufigularis
  10. Hypsipetes amaurotis
  11. Hypsipetes borbonicus
  12. Hypsipetes madagascariensis
  13. Hypsipetes olivaceus
  14. Hypsipetes thompsoni}[c]
  15. Hypsipetes leucocephalus
  16. Hypsipetes ganeesa
  17. Hypsipetes parvirostris
  18. Hypsipetes moheliensis
  19. Hypsipetes crassirostris

Euptilotus

1

Puff-backed bulbul

Euptilotus eutilotus

Microtarsus

1

Black-and-white bulbul

Microtarsus melanoleucos

Poliolophus

1

Yellow-wattled bulbul

Poliolophus urostictus

Brachypodius

4

  1. Grey-headed bulbul
  2. Black-headed bulbul
  3. Andaman bulbul
  4. Blue-wattled bulbul
  1. Brachypodius priocephalus
  2. Brachypodius melanocephalos
  3. Brachypodius fuscoflavescens
  4. Brachypodius nieuwenhuisii

Ixodia

3

  1. Spectacled bulbul
  2. Grey-bellied bulbul
  3. Scaly-breasted bulbul
  1. Ixodia erythropthalmos
  2. Ixodia cyaniventris
  3. Ixodia squamata

Rubigula

5

  1. Black-crested bulbul
  2. Flame-throated bulbul
  3. Black-capped bulbul
  4. Ruby-throated bulbul
  5. Bornean bulbul
  1. Rubigula flaviventris
  2. Rubigula gularis
  3. Rubigula melanicterus
  4. Rubigula dispar
  5. Rubigula montis

Nok

1

bare-faced bulbul

Nok hualon

Spizixos

2

  1. Crested finchbill
  2. Collared finchbill
  1. Spizixos canifrons
  2. Spizixos semitorques

Pycnonotus

32

  1. Cream-vented bulbul
  2. Olive-winged bulbul
  3. Asian red-eyed bulbul
  4. Straw-headed bulbul
  5. Cream-eyed bulbul
  6. Ashy-fronted bulbul
  7. White-browed bulbul
  8. Ayeyarwady bulbul
  9. Streak-eared bulbul
  10. Stripe-throated bulbul
  11. Flavescent bulbul
  12. Aceh bulbul
  13. Orange-spotted bulbul
  14. Pale-faced bulbul
  15. Yellow-throated bulbul
  16. Yellow-eared bulbul
  17. Brown-breasted bulbul
  18. Light-vented bulbul
  19. Styan’s bulbul
  20. Red-whiskered bulbul
  21. Yellow-vented bulbul
  22. Red-vented bulbul
  23. Sooty-headed bulbul
  24. White-eared bulbul
  25. Himalayan bulbul
  26. White-spectacled bulbul
  27. African red-eyed bulbul
  28. Common bulbul
  29. Dodson’s bulbul
  30. Somali bulbul
  31. Dark-capped bulbul
  32. Cape bulbul
  1. Pycnonotus simplex
  2. Pycnonotus plumosus
  3. Pycnonotus brunneus
  4. Pycnonotus zeylanicus
  5. Pycnonotus pseudosimplex
  6. Pycnonotus cinereifrons
  7. Pycnonotus luteolus
  8. Pycnonotus blanfordi
  9. Pycnonotus conradi
  10. Pycnonotus finlaysoni
  11. Pycnonotus flavescens
  12. Pycnonotus snouckaerti
  13. Pycnonotus bimaculatus
  14. Pycnonotus leucops
  15. Pycnonotus xantholaemus
  16. Pycnonotus penicillatus
  17. Pycnonotus xanthorrhous
  18. Pycnonotus sinensis
  19. Pycnonotus taivanus
  20. Pycnonotus jocosus
  21. Pycnonotus goiavier
  22. Pycnonotus cafer
  23. Pycnonotus aurigaster
  24. Pycnonotus leucotis
  25. Pycnonotus leucogenys
  26. Pycnonotus xanthopygos
  27. Pycnonotus nigricans
  28. Pycnonotus barbatus
  29. Pycnonotus dodsoni
  30. Pycnonotus somaliensis
  31. Pycnonotus tricolor
  32. Pycnonotus capensis

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