Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Vulnerable

Grand Comoro Bulbul (Hypsipetes parvirostris)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul des Comores German: Komoren-Rotschnabelbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de Gran Comora
Other common names: Comoro Bulbul
Taxonomy:

Hypsipetes parvirostris

A. Milne-Edwards and Oustalet

, 1885,

Grand Comoro, Comoro Islands

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Until recently considered conspecific with H. moheliensis (see below). Monotypic.

Distribution:

La Grille and Mt Karthala, on Grand Comoro (Ngazidja), in N Comoro Is.

Descriptive notes

c. 25 cm; mean 56·9 g. Large, olive bulbul, loose and pointed feathers of crown and nape often raised to form shaggy crest. Adult has top of head, nape and upper... read more

Voice

Repertoire resembles those of congenerics in the region. Song an extended series of monotonous,... read more

Habitat

Confined to natural forests, including clearings and associated degraded areas, on peaks of La... read more

Food and feeding

Little information. Berries and other fruit, including Tambourissa sp., Solanum mauritianum (?) and Rubus rosifolius... read more

Breeding

Nest under construction early Sept, another with contents unknown in Nov, and fledglings seen in Nov. Presumably monogamous and territorial... read more

Movements

No information; probably sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Population estimated at fewer than 10,000 mature individuals and is believed to be declining. Restricted-range species: present in Comoro Islands EBA. Very common... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L., Tobias, J. & Kirwan, G.M. (2017). Grand Comoro Bulbul (Hypsipetes parvirostris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58045 on 22 November 2017).