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Species of Thailand

Flavescent bulbul

Pycnonotus flavescens, Edward Blyth, 1845

(In Thai: นกปรอดหัวตาขาว)

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.


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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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

Pycnonotus flavescens

Common names

  • Thai: นกปรอดหัวตาขาว

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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flavescent bulbul - Kaeng Krachan National Park
Flavescent bulbul

Range Map

Distribution map of Flavescent bulbul, Pycnonotus flavescens in Thailand
  • Chae Son National Park
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Huai Nam Dang National Park
  • Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khun Chae National Park
  • Khun Nan National Park
  • Khun Sathan National Park
  • Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai
  • Mae Moei National Park
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Pa Sang District, Lamphun
  • Pha Daeng National Park
  • Phu Chi Fa Forest Park
  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
  • Phu Kradueng National Park
  • Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Ruea National Park
  • Phu Soi Dao National Park
  • Phu Suan Sai National Park
  • Taksin Maharat National Park
  • Tat Mok National Park
  • Thong Pha Phum National Park
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Pycnonotus flavescens in Thailand