Cinereous bulbul

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Cinereous bulbul
Illustration by Keulemans, 1881
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Hemixos
Species: H. cinereus
Binomial name
Hemixos cinereus
(Blyth, 1845)
  • Hemixos flavala cinereus
  • Iole cinerea

The cinereous bulbul (Hemixos cinereus) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in Southeast Asia and Indonesia.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The cinereous bulbul was originally classified in the genus Iole. It was formerly considered as conspecific with the ashy bulbul.


Two subspecies are currently recognized:[2]

  • H. c. cinereus - (Blyth, 1845): Found on the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra
  • Green-winged bulbul (H. c. connectens) - Sharpe, 1887: Formerly described as a separate species by some authorities. Found in northern Borneo


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Hemixos cinereus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Bulbuls". World Bird List Version 7.3. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 22 October 2017.