Mountain bulbul

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Mountain bulbul
Ixos mcclellandii - Kaeng Krachan.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Ixos
Species: I. mcclellandii
Binomial name
Ixos mcclellandii
Horsfield, 1840

Hypsipetes mcclellandii (Horsfield, 1840)

The mountain bulbul (Ixos mcclellandii) is a songbird species in the bulbul family (Pycnonotidae). It is often placed in Hypsipetes, but seems to be closer to the type species of the genus Ixos, the Sunda bulbul or green-winged bulbul (I. virescens).[1][2] It ranges across the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.[1]


The species was originally described by Thomas Horsfield in 1840.[3] Subspecies include:

  • I. m. mcclellandii
  • I. m. ventralis
  • I. m. tickelli
  • I. m. similis
  • I. m. holtii
  • I. m. loquax
  • I. m. griseiventer
  • I. m. canescens
  • I. m. peracensis

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Nepal, Thailand, and Tibet. Its natural habitat is broadleaved evergreen forests, 800-2590m.[4]


  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2012). "Ixos mcclellandii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  2. ^ Gregory, Steven M. (2000): Nomenclature of the Hypsipetes Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae). Forktail 16: 164-166. PDF fulltext
  3. ^ "Ixos mcclellandii - Avibase". Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Robson, Craig (2002-10-07). Birds of Thailand. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-00700-7. Retrieved 5 March 2011.