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Olive Bulbul

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Photo by robby thaiMae Maoi NP, Thailand, December 2017
Photo by robby thai
Mae Maoi NP, Thailand, December 2017
Iole viridescens


[edit] Identification

19 cm (7Ā½ in)

  • Yellowish-olive head sides
  • Paler ear-coverts

[edit] Distribution

Photo by James EatonNagabwat, Myanmar, Burma, February 2011
Photo by James Eaton
Nagabwat, Myanmar, Burma, February 2011

South-east Asia: found in Myanmar, and Thailand.

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly considered conspecific with Cachar Bulbul. Also the former subspecies myitkyinensis is now included in Grey-eyed Bulbul, lekhakuni and cinnamomeoventris were transferred here from that species.

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • I. v. viridescens:
  • I. v. lekhakuni:
  • I. v. cinnamomeoventris:
  • Thai-Malay Peninsula (Mergui District and Isthmus of Kra south at least to Songkhla)

[edit] Habitat

Moist broad-leaf evergreen and semi-evergreen forests and tall secondary growth.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of berries and occasionally insects too. Usually seen in pairs or small parties.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2017. IOC World Bird Names (version 7.2). Available at
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)

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