Common Tetraka (Bernieria madagascariensis) - HBW 10, p. 248
French: Bulbul tétraka
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Secretive and quickly moving in dense vegetation. Formerly known as Long-billed Greenbul
Locality Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park, Madagascar (ssp inceleber)
Patrick Floré 28 November 2011 45 weeks ago 4.1
Adult male in the hand
Locality Manombo Special Reserve, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar (ssp madagascariensis)
nlb.birder 12 November 2009 3 years ago 3.8