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... 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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