White-throated bulbul

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from White-throated Bulbul)
Jump to: navigation, search
White-throated bulbul
White-throated Bulbul (Alophoixus flaveolus) in tree, from behind.jpg
In Satchari National Park, Sylhet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Alophoixus
Species: A. flaveolus
Binomial name
Alophoixus flaveolus
(Gould, 1836)
Alophoixus flaveolus distribution map.png
Synonyms
  • Criniger flaveolus
  • Trichophorus flaveolus

The white-throated bulbul (Alophoixus flaveolus) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in south-eastern Asia from the eastern Himalayas to Myanmar and western Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The white-throated bulbul was originally described in the genus Trichophorus (a synonym for Criniger) until moved to the genus Alophoixus in 2009.[2] Alternate names for the white-throated bulbul include the ashy-fronted bearded bulbul, ashy-fronted bulbul, white-throated bearded bulbul, and yellow-bellied bulbul. The alternate names 'ashy-fronted bulbul' and 'yellow-bellied bulbul' should not be confused with species of the same name (Pycnonotus cinereifrons and Alophoixus phaeocephalus respectively). The common name 'white-throated bulbul' is also used as an alternate name for each of the white-throated greenbul, eastern bearded greenbul, puff-throated bulbul and yellow-bellied bulbul. The alternate name 'white-throated bearded bulbul' is also used as an alternate name for the eastern bearded greenbul.

Subspecies[edit]

Two subspecies are recognized.[3]

  • A. f. flaveolus - (Gould, 1836): Found from eastern Himalayas to northern Myanmar
  • A. f. burmanicus - (Oates, 1889): Originally described as a separate species in the genus Criniger. Found in south-eastern Myanmar, southern China and western Thailand
Front view

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Alophoixus flaveolus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-05-12.