OTHER NAMES: Striped-throated Bulbul, Steak-throated Bulbul
Local Name (Malay): Merbah Luris Leher ("Strait Neck Bulbul")
Featured Subspecies: Pycnonotus finlaysoni finlaysoni
NO UK STATUS / IUCN Red List: Least Concern
This is very much one of those species where I have no idea where the common name comes from: while there is certainly some vague stripes or streaking going on, the fact this species has a bright yellow face would have seemed to me a more notable feature. I first saw this species from underneath, and thought it was likely another yellow-vented bulbul - this species also has a yellow rump - but when it moved position I was able to confirm it as this species, which isn't quite as ubiquitous - favouring forests.
SUBSPECIES: P. f. davisoni, P. f. eous, P. f. finlaysoni
- Sighting Locations -
MALAYSIA - A locally fairly common resident.
Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List