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Flavescent bulbul

Binomial name: Pycnonotus flavescens, Edward Blyth, 1845

The flavescent bulbul (Pycnonotus flavescens) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family of passerine birds. Its name comes from flavescent, a yellowish colour. It is found in south-eastern Asia.

Taxonomy and systematics

Alternate names for the flavescent bulbul include Blyth's bulbul, flavescent green bulbul and round-tailed green bulbul.

Subspecies

Three subspecies are recognized:

  • P. f. flavescens - Blyth, 1845: Found in north-eastern India, north-eastern Bangladesh and western Myanmar
  • P. f. vividus - (Baker, ECS, 1917): Found in north-eastern Myanmar, southern China, Thailand and northern Indochina
  • P. f. sordidus - (Robinson & Kloss, 1919): Found in southern Indochina

Distribution and habitat

The natural habitat of the flavescent bulbul is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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Scientific classification

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

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

flavescent bulbul - Kaeng Krachan National Park
Flavescent bulbul

Range Map

Distribution map of Flavescent bulbul, Pycnonotus flavescens in Thailand
Range map of Pycnonotus flavescens in Thailand