Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Nicobar Bulbul (Ixos nicobariensis) - HBW 10, p. 232

French: Bulbul des Nicobar German: Nikobarenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de Nicobar

Taxonomy: Hypsipetes nicobariensis F. Moore, 1854, Nicobar Islands.
Originally named Ixocincla virescens; when placed in present genus or in expanded Hypsipetes, however, that specific epithet preoccupied. Placement in present genus, constituent members of which do not seem particularly closely related to each other, is open to debate; full review of genus required. Often included in an expanded Hypsipetes; on basis of superficial similarity, has been treated as race of H. madagascariensis (along with other Asian forms now grouped under H. leucocephalus and H. ganeesa). Detailed study required in order to clarify true .. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Hypsipetes nicobariensis F. Moore, 1854, Nicobar Islands.
Originally named Ixocincla virescens; when placed in present genus or in expanded Hypsipetes, however, that specific epithet preoccupied. Placement in present genus, constituent members of which do not seem particularly closely related to each other, is open to debate; full review of genus required. Often included in an expanded Hypsipetes; on basis of superficial similarity, has been treated as race of H. madagascariensis (along with other Asian forms now grouped under H. leucocephalus and H. ganeesa). Detailed study required in order to clarify true affinities with members of the two genera. Monotypic.

Distribution: C Nicobar Is.

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