Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Black-collared Bulbul (Neolestes torquatus) - HBW 10, p. 246

French: Bulbul à collier noir German: Rüttelbülbül Spanish: Bulbul Acollarado

Taxonomy: Neolestes torquatus Cabanis, 1875, Chinchoxo, Angola.
Has often been placed with the bush-shrikes (Malaconotidae) or the helmet-shrikes (Prionopidae) because of obvious similarities in plumage colour and pattern, or considered of uncertain position. Recent skeletal and molecular studies indicate that this species is best placed within present family; phylogenetic analysis suggests that it is basal to other bulbuls within a monophyletic clade. Monotypic.

Distribution: Extreme S & SE Gabon and C & S PRCongo S to NW & N Angola (Cabinda, and S to Huambo and Moxico), SC & E DRCongo (including, in E, Idjwi I and from near Mt Kabobo S to Marungu Highlands) and extreme NW Zambia.

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