Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Near Threatened

Puff-backed Bulbul (Euptilotus eutilotus)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul laineux German: Flauschrückenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul lanudo
Taxonomy:

Brachypus eutilotus

Jardine and Selby

, 1837,

Singapore

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Bangka and Borneo.

Descriptive notes

20–22 cm; 30–43 g. A chunky, bicoloured, relatively quiet bulbul with large bill, short crest often raised at shallow angle; feathers of lower back dense and... read more

Voice

Usually rather silent, but presence often revealed by a “whimsical trill” from high perch,... read more

Habitat

Usually found in mature lowland broadleaf evergreen forest (often in lightly or heavily logged... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on berries and other fruits, also insects. The only specific foraging records are of visits to fig trees: banyans (Ficus... read more

Breeding

Breeds Mar–Jun in Borneo; recent fledgling found on 7th May in Peninsular Malaysia. Rump feathers raised and puffed out in display.... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common. Extinct in Singapore since 1836 (although recent unconfirmed sightings in... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2019). Puff-backed Bulbul (Euptilotus eutilotus). 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/57947 on 19 August 2019).