Olive-winged bulbul

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Olive-winged bulbul
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Species: P. plumosus
Binomial name
Pycnonotus plumosus
Blyth, 1845
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The olive-winged bulbul (Pycnonotus plumosus) is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found in in south-eastern Asia and the Greater Sunda Islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Until 2010, the ashy-fronted bulbul was also considered as a subspecies of the olive-winged bulbul.[2]


Four subspecies are recognized:[3]

  • P. f. porphyreus - Oberholser, 1912: Found on western Sumatra and nearby islands
  • P. f. plumosus - Blyth, 1845: Found on Malay Peninsula, eastern Sumatra, Java, Bali and western and southern Borneo
  • P. f. hutzi - Stresemann, 1938: Found on northern and eastern Borneo
  • P. f. hachisukae - Deignan, 1952: Found on islands off northern Borneo and south-western Philippines


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Pycnonotus plumosus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Species Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-03-30.