Scientific Name: Pycnonotus plumosus
Malay Name: Merbah Belukar
Chinese Name: 橄榄褐鹎
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Indonesia and Philippines
Polytypic. Subspecies are: porphyreus, plumosus, hutzi, hachisukae
Local Subspecies: plumosus
Size: 20-20.5 cm
Identification: Adult has whitish streaks on ear-coverts, brownish upperparts with distinctive yellowish-olive flight feathers, pale brownish underparts, dark red eyes, all-dark bill and dark buffish undertail-coverts. Juvenile resembles adult but has brownish eyes and duller flight feathers.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, secondary growth, wooded area and mangroves.
Local Status: Common resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Pasir Ris Park, Pulau Ubin and Sentosa,
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia.