Yellow-vented Bulbul

Scientific Name: Pycnonotus goiavier

Malay Name: Merbah Kapur

Chinese Name: 白眉黄臀鹎

Range: Found throughout Southeast Asia

Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: jambu, analis, gourdini, goiavier, samarensis, suluensis.

Local Subspecies: analis

Size: 20-20.5 cm

Identification: Adult has brown upperparts, dark crown and loral stripe, broad white supercilium, white throat, whitish underparts with vague streaks and yellow vent.

Habitat: Mangroves, secondary growth, wooded areas, gardens and parks.


Local Status: Very common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Widespread in suitable habitats.


BirdLife International. (2016). Pycnonotus goiavier. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2023

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

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