French: Bulbul de Maurice German: Mauritiusbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de Mauricio
Other common names:
Mauritius Black Bulbul
Jardine and Selby
SW, C & SE Mauritius.
25–27 cm; male 69 g, female 76 g, unsexed 70 g and 79 g. A large bulbul with conspicuous pinkish-orange bill, loose and pointed erectile crown feathers. Forehead is... read more
At least four types of call recognized, a “chuckle”, a “cat call”, a stress “kek” and soft notes of... read more
Humid forest dominated by native trees, including areas where canopy broken or forest heavily... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, arthropods, small vertebrates; occasionally flowers and nectar. Diverse range of native and introduced fruits taken. Native species... read more
Nesting recorded Nov–Feb; probably single-brooded. Monogamous. Co-operative breeding possible based on third bird feeding young at... read more
Largely resident; often absent from breeding territories outside nesting season, and may appear in... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Mauritius EBA. In 1993, population estimated at 280 (225–340) pairs in simple census, and total area of occupancy 78 km... read more
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