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Yellow-wattled Bulbul

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Photo © by Romy OconMount Makiling, Laguna province, Philippines, December 2006
Photo © by Romy Ocon
Mount Makiling, Laguna province, Philippines, December 2006
Pycnonotus urostictus


[edit] Identification

19 cm (7½ in)

  • Dull brown overall plumage
  • Crest often raised
  • Yellow iris

[edit] Distribution


[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 5 subspecies

  • B. u. ilokensis:
  • North Luzon (northern Philippines)
  • B. u. urostictus:
  • North Philippines (Luzon and Polillo); formerly Catanduanes
  • B. u. atricaudatus:
  • Philippines (Bohol, Samar, Panaon, Biliran and Leyte)
  • B. u. philippensis:
  • South Philippines (Dinagat, Siargao and Mindanao)
  • B. u. basilanicus:
  • South Philippines (Basilan and Zamboanga area of Mindanao)

[edit] Habitat

Forest edges, open woodland, second growth; occurs up to 1000m

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

There is not much known, they do forage on fruit, singly, in pairs or small groups.

[edit] Breeding

They construct a cup-shaped nest for their 3 eggs.

[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
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)

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