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Olive-winged bulbul

Binomial name: Pycnonotus plumosus, Edward Blyth, 1845

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.

Subspecies

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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Scientific classification

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

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Olive-winged bulbul, Pycnonotus plumosus in Thailand
Range map of Pycnonotus plumosus in Thailand