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  Pycnonotus atriceps (Temminck, 1822)
  Family Name : Pycnonotidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Bird)

  Common Names : Black-headed Bulbul

 
Black-headed Bulbul
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      A true forest species of which little is known. Feeds in the canopy and forest edge in small local flocks, usually with other species.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      Restricted to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Birds believed to have been escapees have recently been found on Pulau Ubin. Also one recent record from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. This species occurs from east Pakistan to Indochina and Greater Sunda islands.
      Nature Reserves :
      Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
      Parks & Gardens :
      Singapore Botanic Gardens
      Nature Areas :
      Pulau Ubin
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Unviable population levels.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      The population in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve is long-standing , but records elsewhere in Singapore could be due to dispersal by populations in Malaysia.
      Conservation Notes :
      Population 10-15 birds. A detailed survey of the catchment area is needed to assess its actual numbers and territory in order to facilitate its conservation.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Resident
      Conservation Status :
      Rare
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Critically Endangered (CR)
  • References
    • Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 
      Wang, L.K. & Hails, C.J. 2007. An annotated checklist of the birds of Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement no. 15. 179pp 

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