French: Bulbul bimaculé German: Goldfleckbülbül Spanish: Bulbul bimaculado
Subspecies and Distribution
P. b. bimaculatus
(Horsfield, 1821) – C & S Sumatra and W & C Java.
P. b. tenggerensis
(van Oort, 1911) – E Java and Bali.
20 cm. Dark-coloured, active, conspicuous uncrested bulbul with rounded tail. Nominate race has crown blackish brown, lightly fringed greyish; head mostly dark, blackest on... read more
Noisy, giving variety of loud, harsh songs, including “toc-toc-toc-toroc” and loud clear “chewlk-... read more
Edges of primary forest, tall second growth, scrub and elfin forest near summit of mountains. Nests... read more
Food and feeding
Essentially a frugivore. Visits berry-laden trees and shrubs, including blueberries (Vaccinium), in lower and middle storeys.... read more
Breeds throughout year; records from Java show that nesting occurs in all months, with peak in May. Nest a robustly built, cup-shaped... read more
Resident. In non-breeding season, larger aggregations form locally, some of these gathering to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia EBA and Java and Bali Forests EBA. Locally... read more
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