Dodson's bulbul

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Dodson's bulbul
Dodson's Bulbul - Kenya S4E5126 (16864473410).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
P. dodsoni
Binomial name
Pycnonotus dodsoni
Sharpe, 1895
  • Pycnonotus barbatus chyulu
  • Pycnonotus barbatus dodsoni
  • Pycnonotus barbatus littoralis
  • Pycnonotus barbatus peasei
  • Pycnonotus barbatus teitensis
  • Pycnonotus tricolor dodsoni

Dodson's bulbul (Pycnonotus dodsoni) is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds.[1] It is found in eastern Africa.

Taxonomy and systematics

Some authorities treat the Dodson's bulbul as a subspecies of the common bulbul and formerly it has also been considered as a subspecies of the dark-capped bulbul. Alternate names include the Somali geelgat and African white-eared bulbul as well a name already in use by another species (white-eared bulbul).[2]

Distribution and habitat

Dodson's bulbul is found from northern Somalia and south-eastern Ethiopia to east-central Kenya.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  2. ^ "Pycnonotus dodsoni - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-03-27.
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