Three brownish bulbuls that are often unrated…

on 12th November 2019

“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

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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One Response

  1. 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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