Brown-breasted bulbul

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Brown-breasted bulbul
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
P. xanthorrhous
Binomial name
Pycnonotus xanthorrhous
Anderson, 1869
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The brown-breasted bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthorrhous) is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family.

A brown-breasted Bulbul. Photo taken in PIngdingshan,China..jpg

It is found in south-eastern Asia from central and southern China to Myanmar and northern Thailand.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Alternate names for the brown-breasted bulbul include Anderson's bulbul and yellow-vented bulbul (not to be confused with the species of the same name, Pycnonotus goiavier).


Two subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • P. x. xanthorrhous - Anderson, 1869: Found from south-western China and northern Myanmar to northern Indochina
  • P. x. andersoni - (Swinhoe, 1870): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Ixos. Found in central and southern China


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Pycnonotus xanthorrhous". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712640A94341228. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712640A94341228.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-03-12.