Scientific Name: Pycnonotus brunneus
Malay Name: Merbah Mata Merah Biasa
Chinese Name: 红眼褐鹎
Range: Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: brunneus, zapolius.
Local Subspecies: brunneus
Size: 19 cm
Identification: Adult has prominent red eyes, warm-brownish uppperparts and pale brownish underparts. Juvenile resembles adult but has pale brown eyes. Juvenile resembles adult but has brownish eyes.
Similar looking species: Olive-winged Bulbul, Cream-vented Bulbul
Habitat: Forest, forest edge and secondary growth.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Bukit Batok Nature Park.
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Red-eyed Bulbul)
BirdLife International. (2016). Pycnonotus brunneus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712743A94347115.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Asian Red-eyed Bulbul. Retrieved on May 28, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/asian-red-eyed-bulbul.