Sulphur-bellied bulbul

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Sulphur-bellied bulbul
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Iole
Species: I. palawanensis
Binomial name
Iole palawanensis
(Tweeddale, 1878)
  • Criniger palawanensis
  • Hypsipetes palawanensis
  • Ixos palawanensis

The sulphur-bellied bulbul (Iole palawanensis) is a songbird species in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is endemic to the Philippines, where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The sulphur-bellied bulbul was originally described in the genus Criniger. Some authorities have classified the sulphur-bellied bulbul in the genera Hypsipetes and Ixos. Alternate names for the sulphur-bellied bulbul include the golden-eyed bulbul and olive bulbul. The latter name should not to be confused with the species of the same name, Iole virescens.