Scientific Name: Pycnonotus aurigaster
Malay Name: Merbah Ubun Hitam
Chinese Name: 白喉红臀鹎
Found from southern China to mainland Southeast Asia and discontinuously to Java and Bali. Widely introduced to Singapore and rest of Indonesia.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: chrysorrhoides, resurrectus, dolichurus, latouchei, klossi, schauenseei, thais, germani, aurigaster
Size: 19-21 cm
Identification: Adult has black head, chin and nape with short crest, brown upperparts with white rump, white underparts and orange-red vent. Juvenile resembles adult but has browner head and paler vent.
Habitat: Open wooded area.
Local Status: Uncommon introduced resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Lorong Halus, Punggol Barat, Pasir Ris Park and Tampines Eco Green.
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