Scientific Name: Pycnonotus simplex
Malay Name: Merbah Mata Putih Biasa
Chinese Name: 白眼褐鹎
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Indonesia
Polytypic. Subspecies are: simplex, perplexus, prillwitzi, halizonus
Local Subspecies: simplex
Size: 18 cm
Identification: Adult has striking whitish eyes, cold brown uppperparts, washed greyish-brown breast and flanks, creamy-whitish throat, belly and vent. Juvenile resembles adult but has pale brown eyes.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge and secondary growth.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia.