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Sulphur-bellied Bulbul

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Photo © by  Wintibird Sabang, Palawan, Philippines, 6 March 2019
Photo © by Wintibird
Sabang, Palawan, Philippines, 6 March 2019

Alternative names: Golden-eyed Bulbul; Olive Bulbul

Iole palawanensis

Ixos palawanensis

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[edit] Identification

18 cm. A small, olive-brown bulbul with a slight crest.

  • Olive-brwon crown and ear-coverts with narrow pale shaft streaks
  • Dull olive-brown upperparts
  • Brown wings and tail with pale olive fringing on upperside of flight-feathers and rectrices
  • Yellowish-white throat with olive-yellow streaks, getting darker on breast and flanks and smudged with pale olive and greyish
  • Primrose-yellow lower breast, belly and undertail-coverts

Sexes similar, juveniles undescribed.

[edit] Distribution

Endemic to Palawan in the western Philippines.
An uncommon and poorly known restricted-range species.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Sometimes placed in the genus Ixos or in Hypsipetes.

[edit] Habitat

Found in evergreen forest, forest edges and secondary growth in the mountains of Palawan.

[edit] Behaviour

Usually seen singly, in pairs or in small flocks.

[edit] Diet

Not well known. Feeds probably on fruit and insects.

[edit] Breeding

Birds with enlarged gonads were recorded in April. No other information.

[edit] Movements

This is a resident species.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2019). Sulphur-bellied Bulbul (Iole palawanensis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58024 on 26 March 2019).

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