Ochraceous bulbul

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Ochraceous bulbul
Ochraceous Bulbul from Kinabalu National Park.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Alophoixus
Species: A. ochraceus
Binomial name
Alophoixus ochraceus
(Moore, 1854)
Alophoixus ochraceus distribution map.png
Synonyms
  • Criniger ochraceus

The ochraceous bulbul (Alophoixus ochraceus) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found from Southeast Asia to Sumatra and Borneo. It is usually found in the mid-storey of broad-leaved evergreen and rainforests up to 1500 metres elevation.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The ochraceous bulbul was originally described in the genus Criniger until moved to the genus Alophoixus in 2009.[2] Alternate names for the ochraceous bulbul include the brown white-throated bulbul and ochraceous bearded-bulbul.

Subspecies[edit]

Eight subspecies are recognized:[3]

  • A. o. hallae - (Deignan, 1956): Found in southern Vietnam
  • A. o. cambodianus - (Delacour & Jabouille, 1928): Found in south-eastern Thailand and south-western Cambodia
  • A. o. ochraceus - (Moore, 1854): Found in southern Myanmar and south-western Thailand
  • A. o. sordidus - (Richmond, 1900): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Criniger. Found on central Malay Peninsula
  • A. o. sacculatus - (Robinson, 1915): Found on southern Malay Peninsula
  • A. o. sumatranus - (Ramsay, RGW, 1882): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Criniger. Found in western Sumatra
  • A. o. fowleri - (Amadon & Harrisson, 1957): Found in montane areas of Borneo, except Sabah
  • Chestnut-vented bulbul (A. o. ruficrissus) - (Sharpe, 1879): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Criniger. Found in mountains of north-eastern Borneo (Sabah)
Ochraceous bulbul (Alophoixus ochraceus).jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Alophoixus ochraceus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T103821072A94361292. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103821072A94361292.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-05-14.