Scientific Name: Brachypodius melanocephalos
Malay Name: Merbah Siam
Chinese Name: 黑头鹎
Found from northeast India, Bangladesh, southwest China to Southeast Asia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: melanocephalos, hyperemnus, baweanus, hodiernus.
Local Subspecies: melanocephalos
Size: 18 cm
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.
Local Status: Rare resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Recent sightings are confined to the Central Catchment Forest and Bukit Brown.
BirdLife International. (2016). Brachypodius atriceps. 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.