Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Grey-headed Bristlebill (Bleda canicapillus) - HBW 10, p. 220

French: Bulbul fourmilier German: Graukopfbleda Spanish: Bulbul Hormiguero

Taxonomy: Trichophorus canicapillus Hartlaub, 1854, Sierra Leone.
Recently shown by acoustic and morphological studies to form a superspecies with B. notatus, a relationship hitherto unrecognized; the two appear to meet in SE Nigeria (Cross River National Park region) and SW Cameroon (Takamanda Forest Reserve). Species name sometimes given as canicapilla, but genus is masculine, and in any case this species name is invariable. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • morelorum Érard, 1992 - W Gambia and SW Senegal.
  • canicapillus (Hartlaub, 1854) - Guinea-Bissau E to SE Nigeria (also isolated population on Jos Plateau) and extreme SW Cameroon (Takamanda).

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