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Finsch's bulbul

Binomial name: Alophoixus finschii, Tommaso Salvadori, 1871

Finsch's bulbul (Iole finschii) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found on the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy and systematics

Finsch's bulbul was originally described in the genus Criniger, moved to the genus Alophoixus in 2009, and to genus Iole in 2020. Alternate names for Finsch's bulbul include the dwarf bearded bulbul, dwarf bulbul and Finsch's bearded bulbul. The common name and scientific name commemorate the German ethnographer, naturalist and colonial explorer Friedrich Hermann Otto Finsch.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Pycnonotidae
Genus
Alophoixus
Species
Alophoixus finschii

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Finsch's bulbul, Alophoixus finschii in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Alophoixus finschii in Thailand