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White-headed bulbul

Thai: นกปรอดเทาหัวขาว

Binomial name: Cerasophila thompsoni, Charles Thomas Bingham, 1900

The White-headed Bulbul (Hypsipetes thompsoni) is a songbird species in the bulbul family (Pycnonotidae). It is the sometimes separated in a monotypic genus Cerasophila (literally meaning "cherry-lover").

It is found in Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.

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Scientific classification

Cerasophila thompsoni

Common names

  • Thai: นกปรอดเทาหัวขาว


  • Cerasophila thompsoni, Charles Thomas Bingham (1900)
  • Hypsipetes thompsoni, Charles Thomas Bingham (1900)

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

White-headed bulbul

White-headed bulbul

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Distribution map of White-headed bulbul, Cerasophila thompsoni in Thailand

Range map of Cerasophila thompsoni in Thailand

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