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Species of Thailand

Red-eyed bulbul

Pycnonotus brunneus, Edward Blyth, 1845

(In Thai: นกปรอดสีน้ำตาลตาแดง)

The Asian red-eyed bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus) is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds.

It is found on the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics

Alternate names for the Asian red-eyed bulbul include the brown bulbul (also used for the common bulbul), red-eyed brown bulbul, and red-eyed bulbul (also used for the African red-eyed bulbul).


Two subspecies are recognized:

  • P. b. brunneus - Blyth, 1845: Found from the Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo and nearby islands
  • P. b. zapolius - Oberholser, 1917: Found on the Anambas Islands

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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

Pycnonotus brunneus

Common names

  • Thai: นกปรอดสีน้ำตาลตาแดง

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Red-eyed bulbul
Asian red-eyed bulbul

Range Map

Distribution map of Red-eyed bulbul, Pycnonotus brunneus in Thailand
  • Ao Phang-Nga National Park
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hat Yai District, Songkhla
  • Huai Yang Waterfall National Park
  • Kaeng Krung National Park
  • Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Chong
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Nan National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Pu - Khao Ya National Park
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khuan Khanun District, Phatthalung
  • Khura Buri District, Phang Nga
  • Ko Lanta National Park
  • Kromluang Chumphon Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
  • Ngao Waterfall National Park
  • Phi Phi Islands
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Similan Islands
  • Sirinat National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat
  • Tai Rom Yen National Park
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Tarutao National Marine Park
  • Thalang District, Phuket
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wang Mai Forest Restoration Project
  • Yan Ta Khao District, Trang
Range map of Pycnonotus brunneus in Thailand