The mountain bulbul
) is a songbird species
in the bulbul family
, Pycnonotidae. It is often placed in Hypsipetes
, but seems to be closer to the type species
of the genus Ixos
, the Sunda bulbul
It is found in Southeast Asia and is not considered a threatened species
by the IUCN
It is named after British East India Company Surgeon John McClelland
The mountain bulbul was originally described in the genus Hypsipetes in 1840 by Thomas Horsfield. Alternate names for the mountain bulbul include the green-winged bulbul, McClelland's bulbul, McClelland's rufous-bellied bulbul, mountain streaked bulbul, and rufous-bellied bulbul. The common name, 'mountain bulbul', is also used as an alternate name for the Cameroon greenbul.
Nine subspecies are currently recognized:
It is found from the Indian subcontinent and southern China through Indochina to the Malay Peninsula. Its natural habitat is broadleaved evergreen forests, 800-2590m.
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