Species of Thailand
Hemixos castanonotus, Robert Swinhoe, 1870
(In Thai: นกปรอดสีน้ำตาลแดง)
The chestnut bulbul or chestnut-backed bulbul (Hemixos castanonotus) is a songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. The species was first described by Robert Swinhoe in 1870. It is found in southern China and northern Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
Taxonomy and systematics
Formerly, some authorities classified the chestnut bulbul in the genus Hypsipetes and also as a subspecies of the ashy bulbul.
Two subspecies are currently recognized:
- H. c. canipennis - Seebohm, 1890: Found in southern China and north-eastern Vietnam
- H. c. castanonotus - R. Swinhoe, 1870: Found in northern Vietnam and on Hainan
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Category / Seasonal Status
Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Accidental
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: vagrant (non-breeding visitor with three or fewer records)
- Hemixos castanonotus
- Thai: นกปรอดสีน้ำตาลแดง
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
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