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Cream-vented bulbul

Binomial name: Pycnonotus simplex, René-Primevère Lesson, 1839

The cream-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus simplex) is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found in south-eastern Asia from the Malay Peninsula to Borneo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It's breast might sometimes look a little yellow.

Taxonomy and systematics

Alternate names for the cream-vented bulbul include the white-eyed brown bulbul and white-eyed bulbul. The latter alternate name is also shared with the white-spectacled bulbul.

Subspecies

Four subspecies are recognized:

  • P. s. simplex - Lesson, 1839: Found from Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and nearby islands.
  • P. s. perplexus - Chasen & Kloss, 1929: Found on Borneo and nearby islands. White-eyed populations of bulbuls on Borneo formerly thought to belong to this species are now considered a distinct species, the cream-eyed bulbul (P. pseudosimplex).
  • P. s. prillwitzi - Hartert, 1902: Originally described as a separate species. Found on Java
  • P. s. halizonus - Oberholser, 1917: Found on Anambas and northern Natuna Islands

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Pycnonotidae
Genus
Pycnonotus
Species
Pycnonotus simplex

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Cream-vented bulbul, Pycnonotus simplex in Thailand
Range map of Pycnonotus simplex in Thailand