Visayan bulbul

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Visayan bulbul
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Hypsipetes
Species: H. guimarasensis
Binomial name
Hypsipetes guimarasensis
(Steere, 1890)
Synonyms
  • Hypsipetes philippinus guimarasensis
  • Iole Guimarasensis
  • Ixos guimarasensis
  • Ixos philippinus guimarasensis

The Visayan bulbul (Hypsipetes guimarasensis), or Steere's bulbul, is a songbird species in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae.

It is endemic to the western Visayas in the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Until 2010, it was considered to be a subspecies of the Philippine bulbul.[1][2]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The Visayan bulbul was originally described in the genus Iole and has also been classified by some authorities as a separate species in the genus Ixos. Until 2010, it was considered to be a subspecies of the Philippine bulbul.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Species Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-11-03. 
  2. ^ a b Oliveros, Carl H.; Moyle, Robert G. "Origin and diversification of Philippine bulbuls". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 54 (3): 822–832. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2009.12.001.