Cinereous Bulbul

Scientific Name: Hemixos cinereus
Malay Name: Merbah-Kelabu Biasa
Chinese Name: 灰黑短脚鹎

Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, and Borneo.

Polytypic. Subspecies are: cinereus, connectens

Local Subspecies: cinereus

Size: 20.5-21 cm

Identification: Adult has brownish upperparts, streaked crown with short crest, black mask, brown ear-coverts, whitish throat and pale greyish breast.

Habitat: Forest, forest edge, secondary growth, wooded areas, parks and gardens.

Ecology/Behaviour: Gregarious and congregates at fruiting trees with other bulbuls.

Local Status: Rare non-breeding visitor

Location: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Central Catchment Forest, Kent Ridge Park, East Coast Park, Jurong Lake Park, Bidadari, Tuas South, Pulau Hantu and Pulau Ubin.


External Links:
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore