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Species of Thailand

Olive-winged bulbul

Pycnonotus plumosus

Edward Blyth, 1845

In Thai: นกปรอดสีไพลใหญ่

The olive-winged bulbul (Pycnonotus plumosus) is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds.

It is found in south-eastern Asia and the Greater Sunda Islands.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics

Until 2010, the ashy-fronted bulbul was also considered as a subspecies of the olive-winged bulbul.


Four subspecies are recognized:

  • P. f. porphyreus - Oberholser, 1912: Found on western Sumatra and nearby islands
  • P. f. plumosus - Blyth, 1845: Found on Malay Peninsula, eastern Sumatra, Java, Bali and western and southern Borneo
  • P. f. hutzi - Stresemann, 1938: Found on northern and eastern Borneo
  • P. f. hachisukae - Deignan, 1952: Found on islands off northern Borneo and south-western Philippines

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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

Pycnonotus plumosus

Common names

  • Thai: นกปรอดสีไพลใหญ่

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Olive-winged bulbul
Olive-winged bulbul range

Range Map

Distribution map of Olive-winged bulbul, Pycnonotus plumosus in Thailand
  • Ao Phang-Nga National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hat Chao Mai National Park
  • Kapong District, Phang Nga
  • Khanom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khura Buri District, Phang Nga
  • Ko Lanta National Park
  • Ko Libong
  • Ko Phra Thong
  • Ko Tao
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
  • Phi Phi Islands
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sirinat National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat
  • Tha Chana District, Surat Thani
  • Thalang District, Phuket
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area
  • Yan Ta Khao District, Trang
Range map of Pycnonotus plumosus in Thailand