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Grand Comoro Bulbul

Hypsipetes parvirostris

The Grande Comore bulbul, known scientifically as Hypsipetes parvirostris, is a charming songbird that graces the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. This avian species boasts a presence on the Comoro Islands, where it flits through the subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Identification Tips

While the guide does not provide specific identification tips, birdwatchers should familiarize themselves with the general appearance of bulbuls and look for distinguishing features such as plumage coloration, beak shape, and size when trying to identify the Grande Comore bulbul.


The natural habitat of the Grande Comore bulbul is the lush and verdant subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. These environments provide the perfect backdrop for observing these birds in their native setting.


As its name suggests, the Grande Comore bulbul is found on the Comoro Islands, an archipelago of volcanic islands situated between Madagascar and the eastern coast of Africa.

Conservation status

The Grande Comore bulbul is currently classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. This status indicates that the species is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Similar Species

Until the year 2011, the Moheli bulbul was considered a subspecies of the Grande Comore bulbul. Birdwatchers should take note of the local species variations and consult the latest taxonomic guides to differentiate between closely related species.

Alternative names for the Grande Comore bulbul include the Comoro bulbul and Grand Comoro black bulbul, which may be used interchangeably by locals and bird enthusiasts alike.

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