Local Name (Malay): Bebarau Bukit ("Hill Bulbul")
Featured Subspecies: Ixos mcclellandii peracensis
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.
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
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MALAYSIA - A locally common resident.