Hook-billed bulbul

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Hook-billed bulbul
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Setornis
Lesson, 1839
Species: S. criniger
Binomial name
Setornis criniger
Lesson, 1839
Setornis criniger distribution map.png


  • Trichophoropsis

The hook-billed bulbul (Setornis criniger) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in eastern Sumatra and Borneo, where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1] Alternate names for the hook-billed bulbul include the long hook-billed bulbul and long-billed bulbul.

While currently monotypic within the genus Setornis,[2] originally the genus contained the hairy-backed bulbul (viridis) as Trichophoropsis viridis.[3]


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