French: Bulbul goiavier German: Schwarzzügelbülbül Spanish: Bulbul culiamarillo
Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
P. g. jambu
Deignan, 1955 – S Myanmar (Tenasserim S from 12.5° N), C & S Thailand, Laos (expanding N along the Mekong and its major tributaries#R), Cambodia and S Vietnam.
P. g. analis
(Horsfield, 1821) – Sunda Yellow-vented Bulbul – Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (including Riau and Lingga Archipelagos, Bangka, Belitung), Java (including Kangean Is), Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa.
P. g. gourdini#R
G. R. Gray, 1847 – Borneo (including Maratua I, off E coast) and Karimunjawa I (N of Java).
P. g. goiavier
(Scopoli, 1786) – Philippine Yellow-vented Bulbul – N & C Philippines from Luzon, Polillo Is and Mindoro S, including most smaller islands, to Panay, Guimaras, Negros and Masbate.
P. g. samarensis
Rand & Rabor, 1960 – C Philippines (Ticao, Samar, Biliran, Buad, Cebu, Olango, Camotes, Leyte, Bohol).
P. g. suluensis
Mearns, 1909 – S Philippines, from Dinagat, Nipa and Camiguin Sur S to Mindanao (including several offshire islets), Basilan and Sulu Archipelago (East Bolod and West Bolod S to Sanga-Sanga and Bongao).
19–20·5 cm; 24–37 g. Medium-sized, noisy, conspicuous bulbul with stubby, erectile crest. Nominate race has broad supercilium, crown side, cheeks and throat white... read more
Song a choppy musical stream of notes, varied and difficult to transcribe. Dawn song relatively... read more
Coastal scrub, pioneer sea-dune scrub, semi-open banks and shoals of large rivers, scattered bushes... read more
Food and feeding
An opportunist and generalist, with very broad foraging niche. Diet primarily fruits, also seeds and nectar; also large quantities of... read more
Dec–Oct; nests found in all months in tropical regions; multi-brooded. Nest a deep cup, typically of dry grass stems and blades,... read more
Resident, subject to some dispersive movements. Non-breeding aggregations form, including large... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in SE Asia; first recorded in C Laos, along R Mekong, in 1966, and has since then rapidly spread north, along R Mekong and some major... read more
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