Three brownish bulbuls that are often unrated…

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“Brownish bulbuls are often sadly unrated.

Olive-winged Bulbul.

The image above shows the Olive-winged Bulbul (Pycnonotus plumosus plumosus), below shows the bird feeding on the Malayan Teak (Vitex pinnata).

Olive-winged Bulbul feeding on fruits of the Malayan Teak.

“This fruit is favoured by many forest bulbul species as well as by:
Asian Fairy Bluebird (Irena puella malayensis)
Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster)
Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra)

Cream-vented Bulbul.

“The Cream-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus simplex) (above) – I often think of it as the ‘White-eyed Bulbul’.

Spectacled Bulbul.

“The Spectacled Bulbul (Pycnonotus erythropthalmos) is my personal favourite (above). Here seen in a very popular fruit tree of many bulbuls (name unknown).

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
15th October 2019

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

  1. Wu Siew Nam

    I came across your article on brownish bulbul. In my garden in residential PJ, a yellow vented bulbul (I think) has built its nest. She has two nestlings. It is similar to that of bulbuls in the photos except that plume around her eyes is whitish.

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