Straw-headed bulbul

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Straw-headed bulbul
Straw Headed Bulbul.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Species: P. zeylanicus
Binomial name
Pycnonotus zeylanicus
(Gmelin, 1789)
Pycnonotus zeylanicus distribution map.png
  • Sturnus zeylanicus

The straw-headed bulbul (Pycnonotus zeylanicus) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found from the Malay Peninsula to Borneo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forest, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, arable land, plantations, and rural gardens. It is threatened by habitat loss and poaching.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The straw-headed bulbul was originally described in the genus Sturnus. Alternate names for the straw-headed bulbul include the star-crowned bulbul, straw-crowned bulbul and yellow-crowned bulbul.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Pycnonotus zeylanicus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22712603A94338033. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712603A94338033.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 

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