Pycnonotus aurigaster, Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, 1818
The sooty-headed bulbul (Pycnonotus aurigaster) is a species of songbird in the Bulbul family, Pycnonotidae.
It is found in south-eastern Asia.
Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
Taxonomy and systematics
The sooty-headed bulbul was originally described in the genus Turdus. Alternate names for the sooty-headed bulbul include the golden-vented bulbul and several names used for other species (black-capped, red-vented, white-eared and yellow-vented bulbul).
Nine subspecies are recognized:
P. a. chrysorrhoides - (Lafresnaye, 1845): Originally described as a separate species. Found in south-eastern China
P. a. resurrectus - Deignan, 1952: Found in southern China and north-eastern Vietnam
P. a. dolichurus - Deignan, 1949: Found in central Vietnam
P. a. latouchei - Deignan, 1949: Found from eastern Myanmar to southern China and northern Indochina
P. a. klossi - (Gyldenstolpe, 1920): Found in south-eastern Myanmar and northern Thailand
P. a. schauenseei - Delacour, 1943: Found in south-eastern Myanmar and northern Thailand
P. a. thais - (Kloss, 1924): Found in central and southern Thailand, central Laos
P. a. germani - (Oustalet, 1878): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Ixos. Found in eastern Thailand and southern Indochina
P. a. aurigaster - (Vieillot, 1818): Found in Java and Bali
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Category / Seasonal Status
Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years BCST Category:
Resident or presumed resident BCST Seasonal status:
Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Pycnonotidae Genus Pycnonotus Species Pycnonotus aurigaster
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Sooty-headed bulbul (juvenile)
Sooty-headed bulbul (juvenile)
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Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Phu Chi Fa Forest Park Phu Foi Lom National Park Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary Phu Kradueng National Park Phu Ruea National Park Phu Soi Dao National Park Phu Suan Sai National Park Phu Toei National Park Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Pran Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Ramkhamhaeng National Park Ratchasan District, Chachoengsao Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Sakaerat Environmental Research Station Salawin National Park Samae San Island Samut Prakan Province San Sai District, Chiang Mai Sanam Chai Khet District, Chachoengsao Sangkhla Buri District, Kanchanaburi Sangkhom District, Nong Khai Sattahip District, Chonburi Si Maha Phot District, Prachinburi Si Racha District, Chonburi Si Satchanalai District, Sukhothai Si Satchanalai National Park Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi Sri Nakarin Dam National Park Sung Men District, Phrae Taksin Maharat National Park Taphan Hin District, Phichit Tat Mok National Park Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Tham Pratun Non-Hunting Area Tham Sakoen National Park Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Thao Kosa Forest Park Thap Lan National Park Thong Pha Phum District, Kanchanaburi Thong Pha Phum National Park Thung Salaeng Luang National Park Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary Wang Chan District, Rayong Wang Nam Yen District, Sa Kaeo Wapi Pathum District, Maha Sarakham Wat Phai Lom & Wat Ampu Wararam Non-Hunting Area Wat Tham Erawan Non-Hunting Area Wiang Chai District, Chiang Rai Wiang Kaen District, Chiang Rai Wiang Lo Wildlife Sanctuary Range map of Pycnonotus aurigaster in Thailand
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