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Species of Thailand

Grey-eyed bulbul

Iole propinqua, Emile Oustalet, 1903

(In Thai: นกปรอดเล็กตาขาว)

The grey-eyed bulbul (Iole propinqua) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae.

It is found in Southeast Asia in its natural habitat of subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics

The grey-eyed bulbul was originally described in the genus Criniger and classified by some authorities within the genus Hypsipetes.


Five subspecies are currently recognized:

  • I. p. aquilonis - (Deignan, 1948): Found in southern China and north-eastern Vietnam
  • I. p. propinqua - (Oustalet, 1903): Found from eastern Myanmar to southern China, northern Thailand and northern Indochina
  • I. p. simulator - (Deignan, 1948): Found in eastern Thailand and southern Indochina
  • I. p. innectens - (Deignan, 1948): Found in extreme southern Vietnam
  • I. p. myitkyinensis - (Deignan, 1948): Found in north-eastern and eastern Myanmar

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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

Iole propinqua

Common names

  • Thai: นกปรอดเล็กตาขาว

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Lole propinqua, Khao Yai
Grey-eyed bulbul
Grey-eyed bulbul range

Range Map

Distribution map of Grey-eyed bulbul, Iole propinqua in Thailand
  • Ban Bueng District, Chonburi
  • Chae Son National Park
  • Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai
  • Doi Chong National Park
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Fang District, Chiang Mai
  • Huai Nam Dang National Park
  • Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Chamao - Khao Wong National Park
  • Khao Khitchakut National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khon San District, Chaiyaphum
  • Khun Chae National Park
  • Khun Korn Forest Park
  • Khun Nan National Park
  • Khun Tan District, Chiang Rai
  • Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai
  • Mae Ping National Park
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Muak Lek District, Saraburi
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Namtok Phlio National Park
  • Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area
  • Op Khan National Park
  • Pa Sang District, Lamphun
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Pha Daeng National Park
  • Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park
  • Phu Foi Lom National Park
  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Kradueng National Park
  • Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Suan Sai National Park
  • Phu Wiang National Park
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • Salawin National Park
  • Samae San Island
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Tat Mok National Park
  • Tham Sakoen National Park
  • Thap Lan National Park
  • Thung Salaeng Luang National Park
  • Wiang Kosai National Park
Range map of Iole propinqua in Thailand