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Bird Genus: Pycnonotus – Typical Bulbuls

 

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Taiwan Bulbul or Styan’s Bulbul Pycnonotus taivanus

 

CreamventedBulbul Typical Bulbuls

  • Genus Pycnonotus – paraphyletic (= some, but not all, of the descendants from a common ancestor)
      • Black-headed Bulbul, Pycnonotus atriceps : Found in forests in south-east Asia. It has a mainly olive-yellow plumage with a glossy bluish-black head. A grey morph (genetic mutation) where most of the olive-yellow is replaced by grey also exists. The distinctive taxon from the Andamans has most of the head olive, and is increasingly treated as a separate species, the Andaman Bulbul (P. fuscoflavescens). The Black-headed Bulbul resembles the Black-crested Bulbul, but has blue eyes (though not reliable in juveniles), a broad yellow tip to the tail, and never shows a crest (however, some subspecies of the Black-crested are also essentially crestless, but they have red or yellow throats). The Black-headed Bulbul mainly feeds on small fruit and berries, but will also take insects. It commonly occurs in small flocks, comprising 6-8 individuals.

     

      • Stripe-throated Bulbul, Pycnonotus finlaysoni :Found in Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist montanes.

     

     

     

      • Puff-backed Bulbul, Pycnonotus eutilotus : Found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Singapore, and Thailand. Inhabitssubtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.

     

      • Black-and-white Bulbul, Pycnonotus melanoleucus: Found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist montanes. The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.

     

      • Pycnonotus proper

     

     

      • Grey-bellied Bulbul, Pycnonotus cyaniventris: Found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, Singapore, and Thailand. Inhabitssubtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.

     

      • Spectacled Bulbul, Pycnonotus erythropthalmos :Also known in Malay as Merbah Kecil. Endemic to southeast Asia.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      • Striated Bulbul, Pycnonotus striatus : Found in Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Burma, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. This bird species inhabits subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

     

      • Cream-striped Bulbul, Pycnonotus leucogrammicus :Endemic to Indonesia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist montanes.

     

      • Spot-necked Bulbul, Pycnonotus tympanistrigus : Endemic to Indonesia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist montanes. The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.

     

     

     

      • Scaly-breasted Bulbul, Pycnonotus squamatus : Found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, and Thailand. Inhabitssubtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      • Blue-wattled Bulbul, Pycnonotus nieuwenhuisii (disputed): Found in Brunei and Indonesia. This bird species inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

     

      • Yellow-wattled Bulbul, Pycnonotus urostictus : Endemic to the Philippines. This bird species inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

     

     

     

     

      • Flavescent Bulbul, Pycnonotus flavescens : Found in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam. This bird species inhabits subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

     

     

      • Streak-eared Bulbul, Pycnonotus blanfordi: Found in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam. This bird species inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

     

African Yellow-bellied Greenbul (Bulbul), Chlorocichla flaviventris, Sweni, South Africa

Genus Chlorocichla

  • Falkenstein’s Greenbul (Chlorocichla falkensteini)
  • Yellow-throated Leaflove (Chlorocichla flavicollis)
  • Yellow-bellied Greenbul (Chlorocichla flaviventris)
  • Joyful Greenbul (Chlorocichla laetissima)
  • Prigogine’s Greenbul (Chlorocichla prigoginei)
  • Simple Greenbul (Chlorocichla simplex)

 

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