Binomial name: Iole propinqua, Emile Oustalet, 1903
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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- Iole propinqua
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)