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Grey-bellied Bulbul - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Dave B
Sungai Sedim, Kedah, Malaysia, May 2006
Rubigula cyaniventris

Pycnonotus cyaniventris
Ixodia cyaniventris


16–17 cm (6-6½ in)

  • Blackish lores
  • Pale grey supraloral line


South-east Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Brunei, Indonesia, Greater Sundas and Sumatra


Previously included in Ixodia and Pycnonotus.


There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • R. c. cyaniventris:
  • R. c. paroticalis:


Sub-montane broadleaf evergreen forests.



Their main diet consists of fruit, with the addition of insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Fishpool, L. and J. Tobias (2020). Gray-bellied Bulbul (Rubigula cyaniventris), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.gybbul1.01

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