Scientific Name: Pycnonotus flaviventris
Malay Name: Merbah-Kunyit Jambul Hitam
Chinese Name: 黑冠黄鹎
Found from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, southwest China to Southeast Asia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: flaviventris, vantynei, xanthops, auratus, johnsoni, elbeli, negatus, caecilii
Size: 18.5-19.5 cm
Identification: Adult has glossy black head with tall erect crest, white eyes, bright yellow underparts and rather uniform greenish-olive upperparts. Juvenile has duller head.
Similar looking species: Black-headed Bulbul
Habitat: Forest, forest edge and secondary growth.
Local Status: Uncommon introduced resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Sighted at Central Catchment Forest, Venus Drive and Bukit Brown. Recent sightings confined to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (summit).
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia.