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Sombre Greenbul
Andropadus importunus (Vieillot, 1818)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Pycnonotidae
Genus:
  Andropadus

Scientific:
  Andropadus importunus

Citation:
  (Vieillot, 1818)

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. 20 p.266

Protonym:
  Turdus importunus

Avibase ID:
  79A45DAFD3A0DD79

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 558585

Geographic range:

  • Andropadus importunus importunus: eastern and southern South Africa (south along coast to southwestern Western Cape) and western Swaziland
  • Andropadus importunus hypoxanthus: S Tanzania to Malawi, Zambia, e Zimbabwe and Mozambique
  • Andropadus importunus oleaginus: southern Zimbabwe, southern Mozambique, northeastern South Africa (south to northern KwaZulu-Natal), and eastern Swaziland
  • Andropadus importunus [insularis or fricki]: S Somalia to Kenya and n Tanzania; Manda I.
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Sombre Greenbul
Czech:
  bulbul tmavý
German:
  Schlichtbülbül
Danish:
  Grønbulbul
Spanish:
  Bulbul de Zanzíbar
Finnish:
  pensasbulbuli
French:
  Bulbul importun
Icelandic:
  Sombre Greenbul
Italian:
  Bulverde scuro
Japanese:
  usuguroaohiyo
Japanese:
  ウスグロアオヒヨ
Dutch:
  Vale Buulbuul
Norwegian:
  Krattbylbyl
Polish:
  bilbil posepny
Portuguese:
  Bulbul importunos
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Sombre Greenbul
Russian:
  Белоглазый зелёный бюльбюль
Slovak:
  afrobyl bledooký
Swedish:
  buskgrönbulbyl
Chinese:
  黄腹绿鹎


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Zanzibar Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Zanzibar Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Zanzibar Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Bulbul importun ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Bulbul importun ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Sombre Greenbul ( Pycnonotus importunus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Pycnonotus importunus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (3/07/2017):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Sombre Greenbul ( Pycnonotus importunus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Pycnonotus importunus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Pycnonotus importunus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Pycnonotus importunus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Sombre Greenbul ( Andropadus importunus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Andropadus importunus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Andropadus importunus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Gewone Willie
Catalan: bulbul verdós de costa
Czech: Bulbul tmavý
Danish: Grønbulbul
German: Dunkelbülbül, Kap-Grünbülbül, Schlichtbülbül
English: Frick's Greenbul, Sombre Bulbul, Sombre Greenbul, Southern Sombre Bulbul, Southern Sombre Greenbul, Zanzibar Sombre Greenbul, Zanzibar Sombre-Greenbul
English (Kenya): Zanzibar Greenbul
Spanish: Bulbul de Zanzibar, Bulbul de Zanzíbar, Bulbul Sombrío
Spanish (Spain): Bulbul de Zanzibar
Finnish: Pensasbulbuli
French: Bulbul importun
Hungarian: surranó bülbül
Italian: Bulbul di Zanzibar, Bulverde scuro
Japanese: usuguroaohiyo
Japanese: ウスグロアオヒヨ
Latin: Andropadus importunus, Andropadus importunus importunus, Pycnonotus importunus, Pycnonotus importunus importunus, Turdus importunus
Lithuanian: Baltaakis žalsvasis bulbiulis
Dutch: Vale Buulbuul
Norwegian: Krattbylbyl
Polish: bilbil posepny, bilbil posępny, Bilbil tanzański
Portuguese: Bulbul importunos, Bulbul-importunos, Tuta-sombria
Russian: Белоглазый зелёный бюльбюль
Slovak: afrobyl bledooký
Swedish: buskgrönbulbyl, Buskgrönbulle
Swahili: Kuruwiji
Xhosa: Inkwili
Chinese: 黄腹绿鹎
Chinese (Traditional): 淡黑鋸嘴鵯
Zulu: iWili

 

         

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