Fischer's greenbul

Fischer's greenbul (Phyllastrephus fischeri) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in eastern Africa from southern Somalia to north-eastern Mozambique. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

Fischer's greenbul
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Phyllastrephus
P. fischeri
Binomial name
Phyllastrephus fischeri
(Reichenow, 1879)
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  • Criniger Fischeri
  • Phyllastrephus alfredi itoculo

Taxonomy and systematicsEdit

Fischer's greenbul was originally described in the genus Criniger. Formerly, some authorities have considered it as a subspecies of Sharpe's greenbul and some have also considered Cabanis's greenbul and the placid greenbul to be subspecies of Fischer's greenbul. The common name and scientific name commemorate the German explorer Gustav Fischer.[2] Alternate names for Fischer's greenbul include the East Coast olive greenbul and Fischer's bulbul.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Phyllastrephus fischeri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22712896A94353755. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712896A94353755.en. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Birds? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 127–128.
  3. ^ "Phyllastrephus fischeri - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-05-06.