Straw-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus zeylanicus) - HBW 10, p. 169
French: Bulbul à tête jaune
Spanish: Bulbul Cabeciamarillo
Other common names: Straw-crowned/Yellow-crowned Bulbul
Taxonomy: [Sturnus] zeylanicus J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Sri Lanka; error = Java.
Genus as currently constituted probably polyphyletic; in-depth analysis of morphology, voice, behaviour and genetics required to redefine its limits. Present species was previously placed in monotypic genus Trachycomus (and for long known by synonym “T. ochrocephalus”); a return to its own genus perhaps justifiable on vocal, behavioural and morphological grounds. Monotypic.
Distribution: Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, NW & SW Sumatra (including Nias I) and Borneo (except S).
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A bird perched looking around. Locality Bukit Batok Nature Reserve, Singapore (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 1 November 2009 2 years ago 36 sec 4
A bird foraging in dense vegetation. Locality Bukit Batok Nature Reserve, Singapore (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 1 November 2009 2 years ago 32 sec 4
A bird on a branch, calling several times Locality Hong Kong Zoo, Hong Kong (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 27 April 2002 6 years ago 22 sec 3.7
Pair preening Locality Singapore (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 5 April 2008 3 years ago 49 sec 3.5
A bird feeding on bananas. Locality Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Chonburi, Central Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 April 2008 4 years ago 23 sec 3.5