Cream-vented bulbul

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Cream-vented bulbul
Cream-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus simplex).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Species: P. simplex
Binomial name
Pycnonotus simplex
Lesson, 1839
Pycnonotus simplex distribution map.png

The cream-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus simplex) is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found in south-eastern Asia from the Malay Peninsula to Borneo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Illustration by Keulemans, 1881

Alternate names for the cream-vented bulbul include the white-eyed brown bulbul and white-eyed bulbul. The latter alternate name is also shared with the white-spectacled bulbul.


Three subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • P. s. simplex - Lesson, 1839: Found from the Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo and nearby islands
  • P. s. prillwitzi - Hartert, 1902: Originally described as a separate species. Found on Java
  • P. s. halizonus - Oberholser, 1917: Found on Anambas and northern Natuna Islands


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Pycnonotus simplex". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712740A94346907. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712740A94346907.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-01.
  • Smythies, B.E.; & Davison, G.W.H. (1999). The Birds of Borneo. Natural History Publications (Borneo): Kota Kinabalu. ISBN 983-812-028-6