Binomial name: Pycnonotus goiavier, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 1886
The yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier), or eastern yellow-vented bulbul, is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is resident breeder in southeastern Asia from Indochina to the Philippines. It is found in a wide variety of open habitats, but not deep forest. It is one of the most common birds in cultivated areas. They appear to be nomadic, roaming from place to place regularly.
Taxonomy and systematics
The yellow-vented bulbul was originally classified in the genus Muscicapa.
Six subspecies are recognized:
P. g. jambu - Deignan, 1955: Found from southern Myanmar to southern Indochina
P. g. analis - (Horsfield, 1821): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Turdus. Found on Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and nearby islands, Java, Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa
P. g. gourdini - Gray, GR, 1847: Originally described as a separate species in the genus Ixos. Found on Borneo, Maratua and Karimunjava Islands
P. g. goiavier - (Scopoli, 1786): Found in northern and north-central Philippines
P. g. samarensis - Rand & Rabor, 1960: Found in central Philippines
P. g. suluensis - Mearns, 1909: Found in southern Philippines
Behaviour and ecology
The yellow-vented bulbul builds a well-camouflaged but fragile, loose, deep, cup-shaped nest from grass, leaves, roots, vine stems, and twigs. The nest is untidy on the outside, but it is neatly lined with plant fibers. It may be built in a wide range of places from low bushes to high trees. This is a species adapted to humans and may even nest in gardens. The yellow-vented bulbul lays 2–5 eggs in February to June.
The yellow-vented bulbul eats berries and small fruits. They also sip nectar, nibble on young shoots, and take some insects.
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Passeriformes Family Pycnonotidae Genus Pycnonotus Species Pycnonotus goiavier
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
Amphawa District, Samut Songkhram Ao Phang-Nga National Park Aranyaprathet District, Sa Kaeo Ban Chang District, Rayong Ban Laem District, Phetchaburi Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen Ban Pho District, Chachoengsao Bang Kruai District, Nonthaburi Bang Lamung District, Chonburi Bang Lang National Park Bang Len District, Nakhon Pathom Bang Pahan District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area Bang Pu Recreation Centre Bangkok Province Borabue District, Maha Sarakham Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Bueng Khong Long Non-Hunting Area Chanuman District, Amnat Charoen Chatturat District, Chaiyaphum Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai Erawan National Park Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary Hat Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park Hat Yai District, Songkhla Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary Huai Krachao District, Kanchanaburi Huai Talat Reservoir Non-Hunting Area In Buri District, Sing Buri Kabin Buri District, Prachinburi Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi Kaeng Krachan National Park Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom Kanthararom District, Sisaket Kapong District, Phang Nga Khanom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Khiao - Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Laem Ya National Park Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park Khao Luang National Park Khao Nan National Park Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Sanam Prieng Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sok National Park Khao Yai National Park Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi Khlong Hoi Khong District, Songkhla Khlong Kaeo Waterfall National Park Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Khlong Phanom National Park Khon San District, Chaiyaphum Khuan Khanun District, Phatthalung Khung Kraben Non-Hunting Area Khura Buri District, Phang Nga Klaeng District, Rayong Ko Chang District, Trat Ko Lanta National Park Ko Phra Thong Ko Samui District, Surat Thani Ko Sichang District, Chonburi Ko Tao Kui Buri National Park Kumphawapi District, Udon Thani Laem Ngop District, Trat Laem Pak Bia Laem Son National Park Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Mae Wong National Park Mu Ko Chang National Park Mu Ko Phetra National Park Mu Ko Samet National Park Mueang Chaiyaphum District, Chaiyaphum Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai Mueang Chonburi District, Chonburi Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen Mueang Krabi District, Krabi Mueang Lopburi District, Lopburi Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok Mueang Nakhon Pathom District, Nakhon Pathom Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Mueang Nong Khai District, Nong Khai Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi Mueang Pathum Thani District, Pathum Thani Mueang Pattani District, Pattani Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga Mueang Phatthalung District, Phatthalung Mueang Phetchabun District, Phetchabun Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi Mueang Phichit District, Phichit Mueang Phitsanulok District, Phitsanulok Mueang Phuket District, Phuket Mueang Prachinburi District, Prachinburi Mueang Ratchaburi District, Ratchaburi Mueang Rayong District, Rayong Mueang Sa Kaeo District, Sa Kaeo Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon Mueang Samut Songkhram District, Samut Songkhram Mueang Satun District, Satun Mueang Sisaket District, Sisaket Mueang Songkhla District, Songkhla Mueang Sukhothai District, Sukhothai Mueang Suphanburi District, Suphan Buri Mueang Surat Thani District, Surat Thani Mueang Surin District, Surin Mueang Tak District, Tak Mueang Trat District, Trat Mueang Uttaradit District, Uttaradit Nam Nao National Park Ngao Waterfall National Park Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area Nong Han Lake Nong Song Hong District, Khon Kaen Nong Suea District, Pathum Thani Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi Pa Sang District, Lamphun Pachee River Wildlife Sanctuary Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima Pak Kret District, Nonthaburi Pak Phanang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok Pak Thale Pak Thong Chai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Pang Sila Thong District, Kamphaeng Phet Pathio District, Chumphon Pha Taem National Park Phanat Nikhom District, Chonburi Phatthana Nikhom District, Lopburi Phimai District, Nakhon Ratchasima Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park Phunphin District, Surat Thani Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Pran Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Pran Buri Forest Park Ratchasan District, Chachoengsao Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Sakaerat Environmental Research Station Samae San Island Samut Prakan Province San Kala Khiri National Park San Sai District, Chiang Mai Sanam Bin Reservoir Non-Hunting Area Sanam Chai Khet District, Chachoengsao Sathing Phra District, Songkhla Sattahip District, Chonburi Satuek District, Buriram Sawi District, Chumphon Si Maha Phot District, Prachinburi Si Racha District, Chonburi Similan Islands Sirinat National Park Sri Nakarin Dam National Park Sri Phang-nga National Park Takua Pa District, Phang Nga Taphan Hin District, Phichit Tarutao National Marine Park Tha Chang District, Sing Buri Tha Phae District, Satun Tha Sala District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Tha Takiap District, Chachoengsao Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi Thai Mueang District, Phang Nga Thalang District, Phuket Thale Ban National Park Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area Than Sadet - Koh Pha-Ngan National Park Thanyaburi District, Pathum Thani Thao Kosa Forest Park Thap Lan National Park Thong Pha Phum District, Kanchanaburi Wang Chan District, Rayong Wang Mai Forest Restoration Project Wang Nam Yen District, Sa Kaeo Wang Noi District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Wat Phai Lom & Wat Ampu Wararam Non-Hunting Area Yan Ta Khao District, Trang Range map of Pycnonotus goiavier in Thailand
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