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Pycnonotus zeylanicus
Photo by jweeyh
Location: Catchment area, Singapore

Identification

28cm. Olive-brown upperparts and streaky underparts. It has an orangey cap, a black moustache and black stripe through and below the eye. Iris - reddish; bill - black; feet - dark brown. Sexes similar.

Distribution

Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, and Singapore.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Forest and forest edge, often in marshy reed bed areas, near rivers or swamps.

Behaviour

The diet includes fruits and insects.

They build cup-shaped nests in trees made of vines, small twigs and grass. 2 eggs are laid.

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