Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Least Concern

Sulphur-bellied Bulbul (Iole palawanensis)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul de Palawan German: Gelbaugenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de Palawan
Taxonomy:

Criniger palawanensis

Tweeddale

, 1878,

Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

.

Previously placed in Ixos. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Palawan, in W Philippines.

Descriptive notes

18 cm. Small olive-brown bulbul, lanceolate crown feathers forming slight crest. Crown and ear-coverts are olive-brown with narrow pale shaft streaks; upperparts dull olive-... read more

Voice

Poorly known; variety of harsh simple calls, including “chirrup”, “chirrup-chi” and “chip”.

Habitat

Evergreen forest, edges and secondary growth in mountains.

Food and feeding

Diet not documented; presumably fruit and insects. Found singly, in pairs or in small flocks.

Breeding

Birds with enlarged gonads in Apr. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Palawan EBA. Uncommon. Very poorly known species. Present in St Paul Subterranean River National Park.

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2017). Sulphur-bellied Bulbul (Iole palawanensis). 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/58024 on 20 November 2017).