Bornean bulbul

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Bornean bulbul
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Species: P. montis
Binomial name
Pycnonotus montis
(Sharpe, 1879)
  • Rubigula montis
  • Pycnonotus melanicterus montis

The Bornean bulbul (Pycnonotus montis) is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is endemic to the island of Borneo.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Until 2008, the Bornean bulbul was considered as conspecific with the black-capped, black-crested, ruby-throated and flame-throated bulbuls. Some authorities have considered the Bornean bulbul to be a subspecies of the black-capped bulbul.[3]


The Bornean bulbul has a black crest, yellow throat, and brownish eyes.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This is a bird of forest and dense scrub. It builds its nest in a bush; two to four eggs is a typical clutch.

Behaviour and ecology[edit]

The Bornean bulbul feeds on fruit and insects.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Pycnonotus montis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T103827210A104339614. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103827210A104339614.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Phillipps, Quentin & Phillipps, Karen (2011). Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo. Oxford, UK: John Beaufoy Publishing. ISBN 978-1-906780-56-2. 
  3. ^ "Species Version 1 « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  • Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton. (2005). Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide. Volume 2: Attributes and Status. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C. and Barcelona.