Black-browed Mountain Greenbul

Black-browed Mountain Greenbul / Arizelocichla fusciceps

Black-browed Mountain Greenbul

Here the details of the Black-browed Mountain Greenbul named bird below:

SCI Name:  Arizelocichla fusciceps
Protonym:  Xenocichla fusciceps Ibis p.13
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Pycnonotidae /
Taxonomy Code:  easmog4
Type Locality:  Milanji Plateau, 4,000-5,000 feet, Nyasaland.
Publish Year:  1893
IUCN Status:  


(Pycnonotidae; Ϯ Eastern Mountain Greenbul A. nigriceps) Gr. αριζηλος arizēlos  conspicuous, distinct; κιχλη kikhlē  thrush; "ARIZELOCICHLA 1 gen. nov.   Chars. gen.—In some respects resembling Bleda, but nostrils linear, strongly operculate, the basal half of the operculum more or less featheredl; bill much shorter, more turdine, depressed at base, its height at this point decidedly more than one-third the length of exposed culmen; culmen curved from base; gonys almost horizontal; tarsus very much longer than exposed culmen.   ...   Type.—Xenocichla nigriceps SHELLEY.   ...   Excellent evidence of the hitherto unsatisfactory generic position of the type and several other species of this group is the manner in which various authors have treated them, placing them first in one genus, then in another, with scarcely any uniformity or agreement.  Least of all the genera to which they have been at times referred do they belong in Bleda; but find apparently their nearest ally in Chlorocichla, from which, however, they may be readily distinguished.   ...   1 αριζηλος, evidens; κιχλη, turdus." (Oberholser 1905); "Arizelocichla Oberholser, 1905, Smiths. Misc. Coll., Quarterly Issue, 48, no. 2, p. 163.  Type, by original designation, Xenocichla nigriceps Shelley." (Rand in Peters, 1960, IX, p. 225).

L. fuscus  dusky, brown; -ceps  -capped  < caput, capitis  head.