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Pycnonotus sinensis (Light-vented Bulbul)

Synonyms: Ixos sinensis (homotypic)

Wikipedia Abstract

The light-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis), also known as the Chinese bulbul, is a bird and a member of the bulbul family.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.66215
EDGE Score: 1.53948


Adult Weight [1]  29.9 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  20 %
Diet - Plants [2]  30 %
Forages - Aerial [2]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  40 %
Forages - Understory [2]  40 %
Clutch Size [3]  4


Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Thai Thuy Vietnam A1, A4i
Tien Hai Vietnam A1, A4i
Tien Lang Vietnam A1, A4i
Xuan Thuy Vietnam A1, A3, A4i, A4iii

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Japan Japan No
Mountains of Southwest China China, Myanmar No

Prey / Diet

Ficus fraseri[4]
Ficus humilis (climbingfig)[4]
Ficus thonningii (Chinese banyan)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

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Parasitized by 
Centrorhynchus pycnonoti[5]
Lyperosomum corvi <Unverified Name>[5]
Paronia pycnonoti[5]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Morphological Characters of Bird Species in Taiwan, Hau-Jie Shiu, Tzung-Su Ding, Jia-En Sheu, Ruey-Shing Lin, Chau-Nien Koh, and Pei-Fen Lee, Taiwania, 50(2): 80-92, 2005
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
4"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0