Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Least Concern

Yellowish Bulbul (Hypsipetes everetti)


French: Bulbul d’Everett German: Everettbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de Everett

Criniger Everetti


, 1877,

Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines


Previously placed in Ixos (see H. rufigularis). Hitherto treated as conspecific with H. catarmanensis and H. haynaldi (see both). Proposed race samarensis (Samar) synonymized. Monotypic.


EC & SE Philippines (Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Panaon, Dinagat, Siargao, Bucas, W & C Mindanao).

Descriptive notes

24–25·5 cm; male 51·9–69·8 g, female 51·9–62·4 g. Large, noisy, conspicuous bulbul. Adult has olive-green crown, feathers... read more


Call a long “peeeee” or “peeeeee-yuk”. Song melodious; on Mindanao a clear... read more


Forest, forest edge and secondary growth, below 1000 m; tends to prefer intact forest.

Food and feeding

Eats fruit and probably insects, but no details on diet or foraging strategy available. Small groups travel either independently or (... read more


Birds with enlarged gonads in Mar–Jun. No other information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA, a region of exceptional biological importance subject to... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L., Tobias, J. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Yellowish Bulbul (Hypsipetes everetti). 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 on 21 August 2019).