French: Bulbul merle German: Dickschnabelbülbül Spanish: Bulbul picogordo
Other common names:
Seychelles Black Bulbul,
Mahé, Seychelles Islands
Seychelles: Mahé, Praslin, La Digue and Silhouette, and a few neighbouring islands.
24–25 cm; mean 79·5 g (estimated mean for male 83·2 g, for female 74·7 g). A large, chunky bulbul with conspicuous heavy bill, loose, pointed crown... read more
Highly vocal. Song, usually by one member of pair from prominent perch, a series of clucks, squawks... read more
Woodland and forest, including secondary and introduced formations of almost all types. Found... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, flowers, arthropods, bird eggs; possibly nectar. One study documented 22 species of hard and soft fruit, including native genera... read more
Recorded in Sept–Jan wet season, occasionally in other months; birds in breeding condition in Jul and mating in Sept. Territorial,... read more
Sedentary. Three colour-ringed individuals observed very close to ringing site almost one year... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Granitic Seychelles EBA. Generally common and widespread. Has adapted well to anthropogenic habitat modification... read more
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