Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus

Family: Pycnonotidae (Bulbuls)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is declining extremely rapidly across its range as a result of trapping of wild birds for the cage-bird trade, compounded by habitat loss within its rather specific habitat type. Therefore, the species is evaluated as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 600-1700 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,290,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Pycnonotus zeylanicus. Downloaded from on 10/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 10/12/2023.