Grey-eyed Bulbul

Grey-eyed Bulbul
Grey-eyed Bulbul Iole propinqua, Skytree Nature Reserve (21.627495, 101.588315), Yunnan, China, elev. 740 m (2,420 ft.), March. (Craig Brelsford)

Grey-eyed Bulbul Iole propinqua propinqua is resident in western Yunnan and aquilornis in southeast Yunnan and Guangxi. BEHAVIOR Uncommon and difficult to see. ID Slight brownish crest; greenish-olive face, mantle, and wing coverts; chin and breast greenish with white streaking. Wings more brownish-green. BARE PARTS Grey irides diagnostic. VOICE Distinctive nasal call, like a cat constantly mewing. — Craig Brelsford

THE BULBULS OF CHINA

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White-throated Bulbul Alophoixus flaveolus
Puff-throated Bulbul A. pallidus
Striated Bulbul Alcurus striatus
Grey-eyed Bulbul Iole propinqua
Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala
Chestnut Bulbul H. castanonotus
Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii
Brown-eared Bulbul Hypsipetes amaurotis
Black Bulbul H. leucocephalus
Black-headed Bulbul Brachypodius melanocephalos
Black-crested Bulbul Rubigula flaviventris
Crested Finchbill Spizixos canifrons
Collared Finchbill S. semitorques
Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni
Flavescent Bulbul P. flavescens
Brown-breasted Bulbul P. xanthorrhous
Light-vented Bulbul P. sinensis
Red-whiskered Bulbul P. jocosus
Yellow-vented Bulbul P. goiavier
Red-vented Bulbul P. cafer
Sooty-headed Bulbul P. aurigaster
Himalayan Bulbul P. leucogenys

See also:

Styan’s Bulbul Pycnonotus taivanus

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Daniel Bengtsson served as chief ornithological consultant for Craig Brelsford’s Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of China, from which this species description is drawn.

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