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White-throated bulbul

Alophoixus flaveolus

John Gould, 1836

In Thai: นกปรอดโอ่งหน้าผากเทา

The white-throated bulbul (Alophoixus flaveolus) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in south-eastern Asia from the eastern Himalayas to Myanmar and western Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics

The white-throated bulbul was originally described in the genus Trichophorus (a synonym for Criniger) until moved to the genus Alophoixus in 2009. Alternate names for the white-throated bulbul include the ashy-fronted bearded bulbul, ashy-fronted bulbul, white-throated bearded bulbul, and yellow-bellied bulbul. The alternate names 'ashy-fronted bulbul' and 'yellow-bellied bulbul' should not be confused with species of the same name (Pycnonotus cinereifrons and Alophoixus phaeocephalus respectively). The common name 'white-throated bulbul' is also used as an alternate name for each of the white-throated greenbul, eastern bearded greenbul, puff-throated bulbul and yellow-bellied bulbul. The alternate name 'white-throated bearded bulbul' is also used as an alternate name for the eastern bearded greenbul.


Two subspecies are recognized:

  • A. f. flaveolus - (Gould, 1836): Found from eastern Himalayas to northern Myanmar
  • A. f. burmanicus - (Oates, 1889): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Criniger. Found in south-eastern Myanmar, southern China and western Thailand

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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

Scientific classification

Alophoixus flaveolus

Common names

  • Thai: นกปรอดโอ่งหน้าผากเทา

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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White-throated bulbul
White-throated bulbul
White-throated bulbul

Range Map

Distribution map of White-throated bulbul, Alophoixus flaveolus in Thailand
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Laem National Park
  • Mae Moei National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Taksin Maharat National Park
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Alophoixus flaveolus in Thailand