Philippine bulbul

Philippine bulbul

Philippine bulbul

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Hypsipetes philippinus

The Philippine bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus ) is a songbird species in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae.

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It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest; on Mount Kitanglad on Mindanao, for example, it is abundant in any kind of primary forest at least between 500 and 2,250 m ASL.

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Biogeographical realms
Philippine bulbul habitat map
Philippine bulbul habitat map
Philippine bulbul
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Habits and Lifestyle

Fledglings of the Philippine bulbul were recorded on Mindanao in late April, but the breeding season seems to be prolonged as females with ripe ovarian follicles were still found in April and May. Territorial songs are heard at lower altitudes as late as May, while further upslope the birds are silent at that time of year and presumably engaged in breeding activity. The besra has been recorded as a predator of young Philippine bulbuls, and this or other goshawks might also catch adult birds.

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A common and adaptable bird as long as sufficient forest remains, it is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.

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Seasonal behavior
Bird's call


1. Philippine bulbul Wikipedia article -
2. Philippine bulbul on The IUCN Red List site -
3. Xeno-canto bird call -

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