Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Aceh Bulbul

The first Photo's in the wild, a group of Aceh Bulbul, taken by Agus Nurza in the Leuser Ecosystem rainforest Sumatra, 2010.
The Aceh bulbul (Pycnonotus snouckaerti) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found in the mountains of north-western Sumatra and is endemic to the island. Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forest.
Aceh Bulbul in Leuser Ecosystem Rainforest Sumatra of Indonesia
 The Aceh bulbul was formerly considered as a subspecies of the orange-spotted bulbul until split by the IOC in 2016. Most other authorities have not yet recognized this split.
The Aceh bulbul was formerly considered as a subspecies of the orange-spotted bulbul until split by the IOC in 2016
Until recently considered conspecific with P. bimaculatus, but differs in its larger and higher plush orange supraloral tuft (2); lack of that species’ narrow yellowish-orange upper and (sometimes) lower “eyelids” (ns[2]); red vs brown iris (ns[2]); grey-tipped slaty-brown vs plain yellowish ear-coverts (3); distinctly grey-marked grey-brown chin to breast vs indistinctly grey-marked dark brown chin to mid-belly (ns[2]); breast coloration extending to lower belly, flanks and axillaries, leaving small whitish belly patch, vs breast coloration stopping to leave extensive whitish belly and axillaries (3); dark-mottled dull yellow vs plain bright yellow undertail-coverts (ns[2]); more yellow-olive on edges of rectrices (ns[1]); longer wings and tail (effect size for tail 3.26; score 2); reedier, less fluty voice (allow 1). Monotypic.
 Aceh Bulbul is restricted to the northern parts of Aceh province, north Sumatra, Indonesia.
The species is estimated to have a small population size that is suspected of undergoing a significant ongoing population decline due to an unquantified threat from trapping for the domestic cage bird trade, exacerbated by habitat conversion and degradedation. For these reasons it is proposed to list the species as Vulnerable.
Aceh Bulbul, Birding in Aceh, Birding in Sumatra, Birding with Aceh Birder
It is found above 1,000 m and prefers small, scrubby clearings dominated by grass and fern in forested areas and has been described as uncommon (Eaton and Collar 2015, Fishpool and Tobias 2016).
Trapping for the bird trade is ongoing in this region and is suspected to have reduced bird populations at sites holding this species (Eaton and Collar 2015). The fact that none were recorded out of over 1,000 P. bimaculatus observed at Sumatran bird markets between 1997 – 2001 (Shepherd et al. 2004) may actually reflect on how restricted the range of the species actually is in comparison with P. bimaculatus and hence the low numbers available, rather than the absence of a threat from trade (Eaton and Collar 2015).
Pycnonotus snouckaerti is restricted to the northern parts of Aceh province, north Sumatra, Indonesia.

Pycnonotus snouckaerti Siebers, 1928, Takengon Lake, Aceh, Sumatra.

Aceh Bulbul, one of the rare bulbul in the world
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References

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Aceh Bulbul (Pycnonotus snouckaerti). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/1343922 on 7 April 2020).

BirdLife International (2016). "Pycnonotus snouckaerti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T103831996A104339935. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103831996A104339935.en 

BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Pycnonotus snouckaerti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/04/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/04/2020.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Birding in Sumatra

BIRDWATCHING IN SUMATRA WITH ACEH BIRDER 

KEY SPECIES
Sumatran endemicAceh Bulbul, Schneider’s Pitta, Roll’s Partridge, Red-billed Hill-partridge, Salvadori’s Pheasant (Lophura inornata hoogerwerfi), Bronze-tailed Peacock-Pheasant, Rajah Scops Owl, Short-tailed Frogmouth, Salvadori’s Nightjar, Graceful Pitta, Cream-striped Bulbul, Spot-necked Bulbul, Rusty-breasted Wren-Babbler, Shiny Whistling Thrush, Blue-masked Leafbird, Sumatran Babbler, Sumatran Bulbul, Sumatran Drongo, Sumatran Flowerpecker, Sumatran Green-pigeon, Sumatran Laughingthrush, Sumatran Leafbird, Sumatran Mesia, Sumatran Shortwing, Sumatran Treepie, Sumatran Trogon, Sumatran Warbler, Sumatran Whistling-thrush, Sumatran Woodpecker, Sumatran Wren-babbler, Sumatran Owlet. ( Photo of Sumatran Birds viewable here )
Endangered species
Silvery Pigeon(CR), Storm Stork, White-winged Wood Duck, Masked Finfoot, Helmeted Hornbill, Milky Stork

OTHER WILDLIFES
Asian Golden Cat, Sumatran Orangutan, Thomas Leafmonkey, Black Gibbon, Lar Gibbon, Sun Bear, Sumatran Tiger, Sunda Clouded Leopard, Sumatran Elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros.



The Aceh Birder is the conservation organization working around Sumatra and Simeulue island off Sumatra and possible range to protect wild birds and habitat for nature and people. We envision viable, ecologically functioning populations of wild birds that are appreciated by humankind and conservation. Aceh Birder together with local people are manage "avi-tourism program" for conservation action to conserve the wild birds and habitat on which all life depends.


Since 2009, Aceh Birder also are an independent tour organiser and ground agent for birdwatching trips to almost all birding areas in Sumatra. Aceh Birder can also organise trips for non-birders with a special interest in cultural, wildlife or nature exploration through community-based tourism and it's more than birding. We will bring you to enjoy the Holistic Birding in Sumatra. We are exciting, friendly, small-group birdwatching tours designed and guided by a team of leaders and experience with knowledge.


Aceh Birder also as the first birdwatching tour company in northern Sumatra with full support from CV. Remote Sumatra.


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