Grey-eyed bulbul

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Grey-eyed bulbul
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Iole
Species: I. propinqua
Binomial name
Iole propinqua
(Oustalet, 1903)
Iole propinqua distribution map.png
  • Criniger propinquus
  • Hypsipetes propinquus

The grey-eyed bulbul (Iole propinqua) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in Southeast Asia in its natural habitat of subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The grey-eyed bulbul was originally described in the genus Criniger and classified by some authorities within the genus Hypsipetes.


Five subspecies are currently recognized.[2]

  • I. p. aquilonis - (Deignan, 1948): Found in southern China and north-eastern Vietnam
  • I. p. propinqua - (Oustalet, 1903): Found from eastern Myanmar to southern China, northern Thailand and northern Indochina
  • I. p. simulator - (Deignan, 1948): Found in south-eastern Thailand and southern Indochina
  • I. p. innectens - (Deignan, 1948): Found in extreme southern Vietnam
  • I. p. myitkyinensis - (Deignan, 1948): Found in north-eastern and eastern Myanmar


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Iole propinqua". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-06-04.