(Gmelin, JF, 1789)
The light-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis), also called the Chinese bulbul, is a kind of bird in the bulbul family found in central and southern China, Hong Kong, Macao, northern Vietnam, southern Japan and Taiwan, and sometimes South Korea. A common kind of songbird that likes areas of light woods, it can often be seen in towns, suburbs and parks within its range.
Classification and relationships[change | change source]
Subspecies[change | change source]
- P. s. sinensis (Gmelin, JF, 1789) – Found in central and eastern China.
- P. s. hainanus (Swinhoe, 1870) – First described as another bird in the group Ixos. Found in southeastern China and northern Vietnam.
- P. s. formosae Hartert, E, 1910 – Found on Taiwan.
- P. s. orii Kuroda, 1923 – Found on Yonaguni, Okinawa, Iriomote and Ishigaki Islands (southern Ryukyu Islands).
Description[change | change source]
The light-vented bulbul has a large white patch covering the nape and the sides of its black head. It also sings sweetly with a cha-ko-lee...cha-ko-lee... sound. It has a white color from the back of its eyes to the back of its head.
Range and habitat[change | change source]
In Taiwan, however, the light-vented bulbul is the most common in all of these landscapes, except on the east coast where the Styan's bulbul is found instead. Chinese bulbuls are seen commonly in Shanghai, and are maybe the third most common bird after sparrows and morning doves[needs to be explained].
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