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Grey-eyed bulbul

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.

Subspecies

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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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Pycnonotidae
Genus
Iole
Species
Iole propinqua

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Grey-eyed bulbul, Iole propinqua in Thailand
Range map of Iole propinqua in Thailand