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Species of Thailand

Ashy bulbul

Hemixos flavala, Edward Blyth, 1845

(In Thai: นกปรอดแถบปีกเหลือง)

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.


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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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Hemixos flavala

Common names

  • Thai: นกปรอดแถบปีกเหลือง


  • Hemixus cinereus

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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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
  • Chae Son National Park
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Nam Dang National Park
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khon San District, Chaiyaphum
  • Khun Chae National Park
  • Khun Nan National Park
  • Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai
  • Mae Moei National Park
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area
  • Pa Sang District, Lamphun
  • Pha Daeng National Park
  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Ruea National Park
  • Phu Soi Dao National Park
  • Phu Suan Sai National Park
  • Taksin Maharat National Park
  • Thong Pha Phum National Park
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Hemixos flavala in Thailand