French: Bulbul à lunettes jaunes German: Gelbbrillenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul ojiamarillo
Luzon, Philippine Islands.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. u. ilokensis
(Rand & Rabor, 1967) – N Philippines (N Luzon).
P. u. urostictus
(Salvadori, 1870) – C & S Luzon, Polillo and Catanduanes.
P. u. atricaudatus
(Parkes, 1967) – Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Panaon, Bohol and Negros.
P. u. philippensis
Hachisuka, 1934 – Dinagat, Siargao, Bucas and Mindanao (except Zamboanga Peninsula).
P. u. basilanicus
Steere, 1890 – W Mindanao (Zamboanga Peninsula) and Basilan.
19 cm; male 21–28 g, female 22–26 g. Medium-sized, dull brown bulbul with strongly rounded tail, elongated crest feathers often raised. Nominate race has crown... read more
In general highly vocal. Variable call a loud musical trisyllabic whistle (easily imitated), “wee-a... read more
Forest edge, open woods, second growth in lowlands, to 1000 m; tends to avoid intact forest.
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Singles, pairs or small (family?) parties forage mainly on fruit.
Breeding recorded in Mar, Apr and Aug; birds with enlarged gonads in May on Samar. Nest cup-shaped; usual clutch 3 eggs. No other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally fairly common. Able to persist in quite highly fragmented habitats. Occurs in several protected areas, including Rajah Sikatuna National... read more
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