French: Bulbul marron German: Hainan-Weißkehlbülbül Spanish: Bulbul castaño
Tai-ping-sze and near Lingmun, central Hainan.
See H. flavala (above). Two subspecies recognized.
21·5 cm. Medium-sized, noisy, conspicuous bulbul with slightly decurved bill, elongated crown feathers often raised into a crest. Nominate race has forehead chestnut,... read more
Noisy throughout year. Sings with clear, simple, jolly, whistled phrases, e.g. “whi-wi-wu” or “to-... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, edges and secondary growth, in hilly lowlands up to 1000 m. Not... read more
Food and feeding
Eats large quantities of small berries and other fruit; insects and larvae, including caterpillars, also caught, and apparently consumes... read more
May–Jul in China; two or more broods. Breeds in territorial pairs. Nest built by female (unassisted?), a deep, compact, cup-shaped... read more
Generally resident; some movement S in winter. In Hong Kong, where resident population exists, is... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Often common. Survives even in areas where human population is high. Range seems to be expanding and numbers increasing in some peripheral areas, e.g... read more
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