Species of Thailand

Cream-vented bulbul

Pycnonotus simplex, René-Primevère Lesson, 1839

(In Thai: นกปรอดสีน้ำตาลตาขาว)

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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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

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกปรอดสีน้ำตาลตาขาว

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Cream-vented bulbul (pycnonotus simplex)

Range Map

Distribution map of Cream-vented bulbul, Pycnonotus simplex in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Kromluang Chumphon Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Sukhirin District, Narathiwat
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Tarutao National Marine Park
  • Thalang District, Phuket
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Yan Ta Khao District, Trang
Range map of Pycnonotus simplex in Thailand