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Ashy bulbul

Binomial name: Hemixos flavala, Edward Blyth, 1845

The ashy bulbul (Hemixos flavala) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found on the Indian subcontinent and in Southeast Asia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Taxonomy and systematics

Formerly, some authorities classified the ashy bulbul in the genera Hypsipetes and Microscelis.

Subspecies

Five subspecies are currently recognized:

  • H. f. flavala - Blyth, 1845: Found in the eastern Himalayas, north-eastern Bangladesh, north-western Myanmar and southern China
  • H. f. hildebrandi - Hume, 1874: Found in eastern Myanmar and north-western Thailand
  • H. f. davisoni - Hume, 1877: Found in south-eastern Myanmar and south-western Thailand
  • H. f. bourdellei - Delacour, 1926: Found in southern China, eastern Thailand, northern and central Laos
  • H. f. remotus - (Deignan, 1957): Found in southern Indochina

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Pycnonotidae
Genus
Hemixos
Species
Hemixos flavala

Synonyms

  • Hemixus cinereus

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Ashy Bulbul (Hemixos flavala) - Kaeng Krachan National Park
Ashy Bulbul (Hemixos flavala) eating berry

Range Map

Distribution map of Ashy bulbul, Hemixos flavala in Thailand
Range map of Hemixos flavala in Thailand