French: Bulbul écaillé German: Schuppenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul escamoso
Subspecies and Distribution
P. s. webberi
(A. O. Hume, 1879) – extreme S Myanamar (extreme S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia (including Langkawi) and Sumatra.
P. s. squamatus
(Temminck, 1828) – Java.
P. s. borneensis
Chasen, 1941 – Borneo.
14–16 cm; 19–23 g (webberi), 22–24 g (borneensis). Small, quiet, strikingly patterned bulbul with relatively slender bill. Nominate race... read more
Calls frequently while foraging, with a series of sharp high-pitched “wit” or “... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, either mature or disturbed, but with tall cover remaining or well... read more
Food and feeding
Frugivorous, apparently also insectivorous. Feeds on wide variety of berries and other small fruits, including figs (Ficus), ... read more
Poorly known. One dependent fledgling in Peninsular Malaysia on 21st Jul. Nest undescribed; probably builds in canopy or subcanopy.... read more
None reported, but fluctuating numbers at sites suggest some form of movement, local or otherwise.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Widespread and locally fairly common in foothill forest, a habitat under less pressure than lowland forest in... read more
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