Black-headed Bulbul

Scientific Name: Brachypodius melanocephalos
Malay Name: Merbah Siam
Chinese Name: 黑头鹎

Range:
Found from northeast India, Bangladesh, southwest China to Southeast Asia

Taxonomy:
Polytypic. Subspecies are: melanocephalos, hyperemnus, baweanus, hodiernus.

Local Subspecies: melanocephalos

Size: 18 cm

Identification:
Adult has mostly yellowish-green plumage, black crestless head, blue eyering and broad black subterminal tail-band. Juvenile is generally duller than adult.

Similar looking species: Black-crested Bulbul

Habitat: Forest, forest edge and secondary growth.

Behaviour/Ecology:

Local Status: Rare resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Recent sightings are confined to the Central Catchment Forest and Bukit Brown.

Photos:

External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page ↗
Photos: Oriental Bird Images ↗
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link ↗
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link ↗
eBird Species page: eBird (Black-headed Bulbul) ↗

References:
BirdLife International. (2016). Brachypodius atriceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103836079A94339713.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

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