Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Least Concern

Black-collared Bulbul (Neolestes torquatus)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul à collier noir German: Boabülbül Spanish: Bulbul acollarado
Taxonomy:

Neolestes torquatus

Cabanis

, 1875,

Chinchoxo, Angola

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Extreme S & SE Gabon and C & S Congo S to NW & N Angola (Cabinda, and S to Huambo and Moxico), SC & E DRCongo (including, in E, Idjwi I and from near Mt Kabobo S to Marungu Highlands), NW Rwanda and extreme NW Zambia.

Descriptive notes

c. 16 cm; male 20–23·5 g, female 20–27 g. A handsome, unmistakable, shrike-like bulbul. Has forehead to neck grey, broad glossy black band from lores and... read more

Voice

Song a rapid subdued babble, somewhat resembling that of Pycnonotus barbatus but phrases... read more

Habitat

Wooded grassland with 20–30% bush cover (mainly Annona senegalensis and ... read more

Food and feeding

Mainly insectivorous but also some fruit. Occurs singly, in pairs, or in groups of up to four individuals (thought to be family parties).... read more

Breeding

Nesting recorded in Aug–Oct and Dec–Jan (juveniles Dec–Feb) in DRCongo and Oct and Jan in Zambia; birds in breeding... read more

Movements

Little information; probably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Generally considered common. Estimated density in Odzala National Park, in PRCongo, 4–5 pairs/km². Occurs in a number of protected areas,... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L., Tobias, J. & de Juana, E. (2017). Black-collared Bulbul (Neolestes torquatus). 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 http://www.hbw.com/node/58047 on 25 September 2017).