Species of Thailand
Hypsipetes thompsoni, Charles Thomas Bingham, 1900
(In Thai: นกปรอดเทาหัวขาว)
The white-headed bulbul (Hypsipetes thompsoni) is a songbird species in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae.
It is found in Myanmar and north-western Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.
Taxonomy and systematics
The white-headed bulbul was previously placed in the monotypic genus Cerasophila (literally meaning "cherry-lover"). Following recently molecular phylogenetic studies, it is now placed in the genus Hypsipetes. Alternate names for the white-headed bulbul include Bingham's bulbul and brown-vented bulbul.
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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
- Hypsipetes thompsoni
- Thai: นกปรอดเทาหัวขาว
- Hypsipetes thompsoni, Charles Thomas Bingham (1900)
- Cerasophila thompsoni, Charles Thomas Bingham (1900)