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Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Common Tetraka (Bernieria madagascariensis) - HBW 10, p. 248

French: Bulbul tétraka German: Gmelinbülbül Spanish: Bulbul Tetraka
Other common names: Long-billed/Madagascar Greenbul

Taxonomy: Muscicapa madagascariensis J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Madagascar.
Relationships with rest of family uncertain. Previously thought close to species currently placed in Xanthomixis but formerly included in present genus; recent data derived from mitochondrial DNA sequencing indicate, however, that the two groups are not monophyletic. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • inceleber Bangs & Peters, 1926 - N & W Madagascar (Montagne d’Ambre and Sambirano S to Toliara), including Nosy Be.
  • madagascariensis (J. F. Gmelin, 1789) - E Madagascar (Andapa S to Tolagnaro), including Sainte Marie I.