Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Grey-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus priocephalus) - HBW 10, p. 173

French: Bulbul colombar German: Graukopfbülbül Spanish: Bulbul Cabecigrís

Taxonomy: B[rachypus]. priocephalus Jerdon, 1839, Periyar, Tamil Nadu, India.
Genus as currently constituted probably polyphyletic; in-depth analysis of morphology, voice, behaviour and genetics required to redefine its limits. Present species may merit separation in resurrected genus Brachypodius, alongside P. atriceps and P. fuscoflavescens. Species name often misspelt as “poiocephalus” owing to long-standing confusion in the literature. Monotypic.

Distribution: Western Ghats (from extreme S Maharashtra and Goa S to Kerala) and Palni Hills (Tamil Nadu), in SW India.

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