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Photo © by Borneo bird guide
Paya Maga, Sarawak, Borneo, April 2011
Rubigula montis

Pycnonotus montis



Endemic to Borneo.


This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in Black-crested Bulbul.


Forest and dense scrub. Frequents the lower and middle storey.


Often seen in small parties in fruiting trees and shrubs with other bulbuls. Usually delivers its slurred song from low branches or telephone wires in bamboo groves and at hill stations.


It builds its nest in a bush; the clutch consisting of 2-4 eggs.


The diet includes fruit and insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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