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Pycnonotus nieuwenhuisii

Brachypodius nieuwenhuisii

Identification

18 cm (7 in)

  • Blackish head
  • Greenish-olive wash over cheeks and forehead
  • Olive-green mantle

Distribution

South-east Asia: found in Indochina, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Brunei and Indonesia.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • P. n. inexspectatus:
  • P. n. nieuwenhuisii:
  • Known from a 1901 specimen from north-eastern Borneo

Habitat

Very little is known. One bird in Sumatra was seen at at 700 m in low shrubbery on a river island.

Behaviour

Diet

Again little detail. Seen foraging with both Black and White Bulbul and Black-headed Bulbul

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2019)
  4. BirdLife International

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