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.
Taxonomy and systematics
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.
- "Species Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
- 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.
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