French: Bulbul demi-deuil German: Trauerbülbül Spanish: Bulbul blanquinegro
Melaka, Peninsular Malaysia
S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (including Siberut) and Borneo.
16–18 cm; 23–33 g. Medium-small, quiet, relatively unobtrusive bulbul, as adult virtually unmistakable. Male is uniform blackish brown, with contrasting upperwing... read more
Generally quiet. Occasionally a tuneless, clear, upward-inflected disyllable, variously transcribed... read more
Broadleaf lowland evergreen forest (primary forest and selectively logged forest), mixed... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits; also eats caterpillars, but few reports of insects in diet. Seems partial to fruits of mistletoes (Loranthaceae), Lantana... read more
Breeds Jan–May. Nest cup-shaped, interior measurements of one were 7 cm wide × 3 cm deep, composed chiefly of sticks bound together... read more
Resident, but nomadic over wide area; often arrives in numbers in one locality, staying for a few... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Fairly common in Peninsular Malaysia and parts of Borneo, but often difficult to find because of its... read more
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