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Grey-bellied bulbul

Binomial name: Pycnonotus cyaniventris, Edward Blyth, 1842

The grey-bellied bulbul (Ixodia cyaniventris) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family.

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

This species was previously placed in the large bulbul genus Pycnonotus, which was found to be polyphyletic in molecular phylogenetic studies, resulting in three species, including the grey-bellied bulbul, being moved to Ixodia. Some authorities use Ixidia for the genus name because Ixodia was thought to be preoccupied.

Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized:

  • I. c. cyaniventris - Blyth, 1842: Found on the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra
  • I. c. paroticalis - (Sharpe, 1878): Originally described as a separate species. Found on Borneo

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Scientific classification

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

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Grey-bellied bulbul, Pycnonotus cyaniventris in Thailand
Range map of Pycnonotus cyaniventris in Thailand