Black-collared Bulbul

The Black-collared Bulbul is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Black-collared Bulbul (Neolestes torquatus) is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Neolestes. It is found in Angola, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Rwanda, and Zambia. Its natural habitat is dry savanna. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Neolestes torquatus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

Black-collared Bulbul is a bulbul Doubt has long existed over the taxonomic status of the Black-collared Bulbul Neolestes torquatus, it being variously treated as a member of the Pycnonotidae or as a shrike (Malaconotidae, Laniidae or Prionopidae ). A new, multi-disciplinary, review of the species' biology, anatomy and DNA, performed by Bob Dowsett et al, recommends that it be retained as a primitive member of the bulbuls, albeit as incertae sedis. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Pycnonotidae
Genus : Neolestes
Species : torquatus
Authority : Cabanis, 1875