Straw-headed bulbul

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Straw-headed bulbul
Straw Headed Bulbul.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Species: P. zeylanicus
Binomial name
Pycnonotus zeylanicus
(Gmelin, 1789)
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Synonyms
  • 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. The straw-headed bulbul is prized for its singing ability and is a highly sought-after species by bird enthusiasts in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia. This trade is causing population reductions across the species' range and is a major barrier to its conservation. [2]

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.

References[edit]

  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.
  2. ^ Bergin, Daniel; Chng, Serene; Eaton, James; Shepherd, Chris (2018). "The final straw? An overview of Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus trade in Indonesia". Bird Conservation International. 28 (1). |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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