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Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis sinensis   - Colour aberrant individual
Light-vented Bulbul
Photographer : © Gao Chang/Yang Le
Location :Jinniu District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Date : 1 August 2020
English synonyms:Chinese Bulbul, White-vented Bulbul
Bird Family :Pycnonotidae - Asian Bulbuls, Finchbills & Malia
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Closely related to Styan's Bulbul Pycnonotus taivanus and some authors suggest that the subspecies orii and formosae are best treated as subspecies of P. taivanus, but we retain the traditional treatment here with the following subspecies:
sinensis: Central and Eastern China
hainanus: South China, Hainan and NE Vietnam
oriiSouthern Ryuku Islands
formosaeNorthern and Western Taiwan

Note that hybridisation is quite common.

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