Local Name (Malay): Merbah Kapur ("Lime Bulbul")
Featured Subspecies: Pycnonotus goiavier personatus
NO UK STATUS / IUCN Red List: Least Concern
As only my second ever species of bulbul, the yellow-vented came as a bit of a contrast to the brown-eared ones of Japan. While certainly one of the top ten most common birds I saw on the trip, it wasn't ubiquitous in the same way the brown-eared is and certainly considerably quieter. Unlike in Japan though, there are a number of species of bulbul present which makes identification slightly more effort, especially as there are a few similar looking species - the yellow rump but otherwise fairly drab colouration is distinctive here.
SUBSPECIES: P. g. jambu, P. g. personatus, P. g. analis, P. g. gourdini, P. g. goiavier, P. g. samarensis, P. g. suluvensis
- Sighting Locations -
MALAYSIA - Common resident.
Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List