Flavescent bulbul

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Flavescent bulbul
Pycnonotus flavescens - Mae Wong.jpg
Flavescent bulbul (Pycnonotus flavescens)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Species: P. flavescens
Binomial name
Pycnonotus flavescens
Blyth, 1845
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  • Xanthiscus flavescens

The flavescent bulbul (Pycnonotus flavescens) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family of passerine birds. Its name comes from flavescent, a yellowish colour. It is found in south-eastern Asia and Borneo.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Alternate names for the flavescent bulbul include Blyth's bulbul, flavescent green bulbul and round-tailed green bulbul.


Four subspecies are recognized:[2]

  • P. f. flavescens - Blyth, 1845: Found in north-eastern India, north-eastern Bangladesh and western Myanmar
  • P. f. vividus - (Baker, ECS, 1917): Found in north-eastern Myanmar, southern China, Thailand and northern Indochina
  • P. f. sordidus - (Robinson & Kloss, 1919): Found in southern Indochina
  • Pale-faced bulbul (P. f. leucops) - (Sharpe, 1888): Originally described as a separate species. Endemic to Borneo

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The natural habitat of the flavescent bulbul is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Pycnonotus flavescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 

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