Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Vulnerable

Hook-billed Bulbul (Setornis criniger)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul à long bec German: Langschnabelbülbül Spanish: Bulbul piquilargo
Taxonomy:

Setornis criniger

Lesson

, 1839,

Sumatra

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Sumatra, Bangka and Borneo.

Descriptive notes

20 cm. Chunky, crestless, relatively unobtrusive bulbul with distinctive face pattern, strong and distinctly hooked long bill, long, slightly rounded tail. Has whitish... read more

Voice

Harsh “carrrk” reported; also harsh, but not loud, “chow, cho, cho”. Often... read more

Habitat

Generally considered a specialist of stunted forest types, such as kerangas or peatswamp. In Borneo... read more

Food and feeding

Fruit, including small pulpy berries. Also reported as feeding on small beetles (Coleoptera), dragonflies and their nymphs (Odonata), ants... read more

Breeding

In Borneo, individual carrying food in Aug (Sarawak) and newly fledged young trapped in May (S Kalimantan). Display seen in Sept, involved... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Locally fairly common in Borneo, but scarce in Sumatra; patchily distributed throughout. Massive rates of deforestation and forest fires have reduced total area... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2017). Hook-billed Bulbul (Setornis criniger). 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/58019 on 24 November 2017).