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Blue-wattled Bulbul - BirdForum Opus

Pycnonotus nieuwenhuisii

Brachypodius nieuwenhuisii


18 cm (7 in)

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


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



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

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


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



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


  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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