Finsch's bulbul

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Finsch's bulbul
Finsch's bulbul (left) by John Gerrard Keulemans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Alophoixus
Species: A. finschii
Binomial name
Alophoixus finschii
(Salvadori, 1871)
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  • Criniger finschi

Finsch's bulbul (Alophoixus finschii) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found on the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Finsch's bulbul was originally described in the genus Criniger until moved to the genus Alophoixus in 2009.[2] Alternate names for Finsch's bulbul include the dwarf bearded bulbul, dwarf bulbul and Finsch's bearded bulbul. The common name and scientific name commemorate the German ethnographer, naturalist and colonial explorer Friedrich Hermann Otto Finsch.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Alophoixus finschii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Birds? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 127.