Light-vented Bulbul

Light-vented Bulbul
English Common Name
Light-vented Bulbul
Scientific name
Pycnonotus sinensis
Order: Passeriformes, Family: Pycnonotidae
About 18.5 cm
Species Distribution
Yaeyama Group, Southern part of China, Taiwan, Vietnam
Okinawa Red List of Threatened Species: Near Threatened
In Japan, Pycnonotus sinensis orii is known to be a native species in Yaeyama Islands. It inhabits forests and cultivated areas in flatlands feeding on insects and fruit. Recently, Pycnonotus sinens that seems to be introduced from Taiwan is identified on Okinawa Island and islands located in the vicinity.

Updated November 2017

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