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Photo by chrisli
Malaysia, October 2011
Alophoixus phaeocephalus

Criniger phaeocephalus


20–20·5 cm; a large and brightly coloured bulbul.


Southeast Asia: found in Indochina, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo, Malay Peninsula, Brunei, Indonesia, Greater Sundas and Sumatra.



There are 4 subspecies[1]

  • A. p. phaeocephalus:
  • A. p. connectens:
  • A. p. sulphuratus:
  • Central, east and southern Borneo
  • A. p. diardi:
  • Western Borneo


Found in broad-leaved lowland and hill evergreen forest, frequents lower storey of forest up to 915 m in elevation.


Omnivorous; their diet consisting of both insects and fruit.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations

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