Styan's Bulbul (Pycnonotus taivanus) - HBW 10, p. 178
French: Bulbul de Taiwan
Spanish: Bulbul de Taiwan
Other common names: Taiwan/Formosa Bulbul
Taxonomy: Pycnonotus taivanus Styan, 1893, Taiwan.
Genus as currently constituted probably polyphyletic; in-depth analysis of morphology, voice, behaviour and genetics required to redefine its limits. Present species perhaps merits placement in a separate genus, Otocompsa (currently a subgenus). Closely related to, and often interbreeds with, P. sinensis; probably arose from an early colonization of Taiwan by that species, with contact between the two forms resumed after a secondary invasion by it. Monotypic.
Distribution: E coast of Taiwan S of Taroko Gorge (including Hengchun Peninsula).
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