Orange-spotted bulbul

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Orange-spotted bulbul
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Species: P. bimaculatus
Binomial name
Pycnonotus bimaculatus
(Horsfield, 1821)
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  • Turdus bimaculatus

The orange-spotted bulbul (Pycnonotus bimaculatus) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is endemic to Java, Bali and Sumatra.

It favors forest edges and open meadows in montane forests.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The orange-spotted bulbul was originally described in the genus Turdus by Thomas Horsfield in 1821. Until 2016, the Aceh bulbul was considered as a subspecies of the orange-spotted bulbul until split by the IOC.[3] Most other authorities have not yet recognized this split.[4]


Two subspecies are recognized:[5]

  • P. b. bimaculatus - (Horsfield, 1821): Found on south-western Sumatra, western and central Java
  • P. b. tenggerensis - (van Oort, 1911): Found on eastern Java and Bali


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Pycnonotus bimaculatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  2. ^ MacKinnon, John; Karen Phillips (1993). A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 273. 
  3. ^ "Species Updates « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  4. ^ "Pycnonotus snouckaerti - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  5. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-03-28.