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The flavescent bulbul (Pycnonotus flavescens) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family of passerine birds. Its name comes from flavescent, a yellowish colour. It is found in south-eastern Asia and Borneo.
Distribution and habitat
The natural habitat of the flavescent bulbul is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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Taxonomy and systematics
Alternate names for the flavescent bulbul include Blyth's bulbul, flavescent green bulbul and round-tailed green bulbul.
Four subspecies are recognized:
• Pycnonotus flavescens flavescens - Blyth, 1845: Found in north-eastern India, north-eastern Bangladesh and western Myanmar
• Pycnonotus flavescens vividus - (Baker, ECS, 1917): Found in north-eastern Myanmar, southern China, Thailand and northern Indochina
• Pycnonotus flavescens sordidus - (Robinson & Kloss, 1919): Found in southern Indochina
• Pale-faced bulbul (Pycnonotus flavescens leucops) - (Sharpe, 1888): Originally described as a separate species. Endemic to Borneo