Yellow-vented Bulbul

Scientific Name: Pycnonotus goiavier
Malay Name: Merbah Kapur
Chinese Name: 白眉黄臀鹎

Found throughout Southeast Asia

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

Local Subspecies: analis

Size: 20-20.5 cm

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: Common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Widespread in suitable habitats.

Featured articles:

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.