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Styan's Bulbul Pycnonotus taivanus  
Styan's Bulbul
Photographer : © Daisy O'Neill
Location :Hengchun, Pingtung County, Taiwan
Date : 16 October 2016
English synonyms:Formosan Bulbul, Formosa Bulbul, Taiwan Bulbul
Bird Family :Pycnonotidae - Asian Bulbuls, Finchbills & Malia
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to southern and eastern Taiwan.

Closely related to Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis and some authors suggest that the subspecies orii and formosae of the latter are best treated as subspecies of P. taivanus, but we retain the traditional treatment here.

Note that hybridisation is quite common.

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