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The yellow-whiskered greenbul or yellow-whiskered bulbul (Eurillas latirostris) is a species of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found in western and central Africa.

Yellow-whiskered greenbul
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Eurillas
E. latirostris
Binomial name
Eurillas latirostris
(Strickland, 1844)
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  • Andropadus latirostris
  • Pycnonotus latirostris

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

Taxonomy and systematicsEdit

The yellow-whiskered greenbul was originally described in the genus Andropadus and was re-classified to the genus Eurillas in 2010.[2] Alternatively, some authorities classify the yellow-whiskered greenbul in the genus Pycnonotus.[3]


Three subspecies are recognized:[4]

  • E. l. australis - (Moreau, 1941): Found on the Ufipa Plateau (Tanzania)
  • Upper Guinea yellow-whiskered greenbul (E. l. congener) - (Reichenow, 1897): Found from Senegal to south-western Nigeria
  • Uganda yellow-whiskered greenbul (E. l. latirostris) - (Strickland, 1844): Nominate species is also named the Kilimanjaro sombre greenbul. Found from south-eastern Nigeria to southern Sudan, western Kenya, western Tanzania, south-central Democratic Republic of Congo and northern Angola


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Eurillas latirostris". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712800A94349721. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712800A94349721.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  3. ^ "Eurillas latirostris". Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  4. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-09.

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