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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 Pycnonotidae family. Its name comes from flavescent, a yellowish colour.

Distribution and habitat

It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam. The subspecies P. f. leucops is endemic to the island of Borneo; it is sometimes considered a full species known as the pale-faced bulbul. The natural habitat of the flavescent bulbul is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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Scientific classification

Pycnonotus flavescens

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

flavescent bulbul - Kaeng Krachan National Park

flavescent bulbul - Kaeng Krachan National Park

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Distribution map of Flavescent bulbul, Pycnonotus flavescens in Thailand

Range map of Pycnonotus flavescens in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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