White-headed bulbul

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White-headed bulbul
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Cerasophila
Bingham, 1900
Species: C. thompsoni
Binomial name
Cerasophila thompsoni
Bingham, 1900
  • Hypsipetes thompsoni Bingham, 1900

The white-headed bulbul (Cerasophila thompsoni) is a songbird species in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae.

It is found in Myanmar and north-western Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The white-headed bulbul is classified in the monotypic genus Cerasophila (literally meaning "cherry-lover").[3] Alternatively, some authorities classify the species in the genus Hypsipetes. Alternate names for the white-headed bulbul include Bingham's bulbul and brown-vented bulbul.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Cerasophila thompsoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22713253A94367535. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22713253A94367535.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  2. ^ BLI (2008)
  3. ^ Gregory (2000)


  • Gregory, Steven M. (2000): Nomenclature of the Hypsipetes Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae). Forktail 16: 164-166. PDF fulltext