French: Bulbul aux yeux rouges German: Rotaugenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul ojirrojo
Other common names:
Asian Red-eyed Bulbul
Melaka, Peninsular Malaysia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. b. brunneus
Blyth, 1845 – S Myanmar (Tenasserim S of c. 12.5° N), extreme S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia (including Tioman I), Sumatra (including Banyak, Nias, Batu, probably also Bangka I) and Borneo (including Banggi, Karimata and Matasiri Is).
P. b. zapolius
Oberholser, 1917 – Anamba Is.
19 cm; 20–37 g. A nondescript bulbul, almost uniformly brown in colour. Nominate has head (except throat) and upperparts warm olive-brown, upperwing with faint lighter... read more
Series of high-pitched bubbling notes, the last ones rising sharply, “pri-pri-pri-pri-pri-pit... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest and peatswamp-forest (mature and disturbed), particularly at edges and... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, including berries, and seeds; also invertebrates. One adult seen to carry a lizard’s tail, perhaps for nestlings. Fruit taken... read more
Feb–Oct. Nest a deep open cup, external dimensions 10 cm across and 6·5 cm deep, cup diameter 7 cm and depth 3·6 cm,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally fairly common throughout range. Tolerant of fairly severe habitat disturbance, and unlikely to be at risk. Nevertheless, total numbers must... read more
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