Friday, 19 August 2016

Mountain Bulbul (Ixos mcclellandii)

OTHER NAMES: Green-winged Bulbul, McClelland's Bulbul, Mountain Streaked Bulbul
Latin Etymology: Ixos (derived from "mistletoe") mcclellandii ("McClelland's")
Adult Mountain Bulbul (subspecies I. m. peracensis) at Genting Highlands - July 2016

Local Name (Malay): Bebarau Bukit ("Hill Bulbul")
Featured Subspecies: Ixos mcclellandii peracensis 
Weight: 27-41g
Length: 24cm
Wingspan: ?
NO UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Least Concern

The Mountain Bulbul initially gave me the impression of a woodpecker - a long thin beak and a fairly stiff looking tail along with colours vaguely reminiscent of green woodpeckers.  As the name suggests they are a species of upland forest and is found in this habitat throughout most of continental South East Asia.  It was also probably the least shy bird I encountered in Genting Highlands and was much more willing to allow me to see it clearly than other species.

Related Species:
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Ixos
SUBSPECIES: I. m. mcclellandii, I. m. ventralis, I. m. tickelli, I. m. similis. I. m. holtii, I. m. loquax, I. m. griseiventer, I. m. canescens. I. m. peracensis

 - Sighting Locations -
MALAYSIA - A locally common resident.
 - MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE 2016 TRIP: Several individuals seen in Genting Highlands

Further Notes: Arkive, BirdForum OpusIUCN Red ListRSPB, Wikipedia, Xeno-Canto

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