Scientific Name: Pycnonotus brunneus
Malay Name: Merbah Mata Merah Biasa
Chinese Name: 红眼褐鹎
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Polytypic. Subspecies are: brunneus, zapolius.
Local Subspecies: brunneus
Size: 19 cm
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.
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.
BirdLife International. (2016). Pycnonotus brunneus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.