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Books about Bulbuls and Greenbuls

This page lists books that are totally or partially about Bulbuls. The books are listed in order of publication date with the most recent at the top.

Bulbuls and Greenbuls

Family: Pycnonotidae

There are about 130 species of bulbuls and greenbuls which are found in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Some bulbuls have been introduced into parts of Australia and the USA.


Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 10: Cuckoo-Shrikes to Thrushes

Edited by Josep Del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott and David Christie

Lynx Edicions


895 pages, 80 colour plates, 400 colour photos, 737 distribution maps.

This volume covers cuckoo-shrikes, bulbuls, leafbirds, fairy-bluebirds, ioras, silky-flycatchers, waxwings, hypocolius, palmchat, dippers, wrens, mockingbirds and thrashers, accentors and thrushes.

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Greenbul Identification: A Birders Guide to Identification of West African Greenbuls and Bulbuls

Dave Sargeant


A short booklet providing identification information for 26 species of bulbul and greenbul.

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The Birds of the Western Palearctic: Volume V. Tyrant Flycatchers to Thrushes

Chief Editor: Stanley Cramp

Editor: K. E. L. Simmons

Oxford University Press


This volume covers Flycatchers, Larks, Martins, Swallows, Pipits, Wagtails, Bulbuls, Waxwing, Hypocolius, Dipper, Wren, Catbird, Thrasher, Dunnock, Accentors, Robins, Nightingales, Rubythroat, Bluethroats, Bluetail, Redstarts, Blackstart, Whinchat, Stonechats, Ant Chat, Wheatears, Blackbird, Ring Ouzel, Fieldfare, Redwing, Veery and Thrushes.

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Last updated December 2013