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White-headed bulbul

In 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 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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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Pycnonotidae
Genus
Cerasophila
Species
Cerasophila thompsoni

Common names

  • Thai: นกปรอดเทาหัวขาว

Synonyms

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

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

White-headed bulbul
White-headed bulbul

Range Map

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