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Photo by jasnjohn.
Photo taken: Taman Rimba, Malaysia.

Alternative name: Asian Red-eyed Bulbul; for African Red-eyed Bulbul see Black-fronted Bulbul

Pycnonotus brunneus


Size-19cm. Red iris (brown in juvenile) and less contrast between upperparts and underparts. Upperparts dark brown; underparts light brown with deep buff on the abdomen; undertail coverts ochreous buff.


Tenasserim, Myanmar through the Malay Peninsula to the Greater Sundas.



Forests, forest edges and plantations.


Commonly observed in small parties along forest trails and in cultivated land at the forest fringes. Gathers in fruiting trees and shrubs with the bulbuls.

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