Finsch's bulbul

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Finsch's bulbul
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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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Synonyms
  • Criniger finschi

Finsch's bulbul (Alophoixus finschii) is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The common name and scientific name commemorate the German ethnographer, naturalist and colonial explorer Friedrich Hermann Otto Finsch (8 August 1839 - 31 January 1917, Braunschweig).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Alophoixus finschii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Birds? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 127.