French: Bulbul à semi-collier German: Halsbandbülbül Spanish: Bulbul collarejo
Minhou, Fujian, south-east China.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. s. semitorques
Swinhoe, 1861 – C, S & SE China and N Vietnam (locally W & E Tonkin).
S. s. cinereicapillus
Swinhoe, 1871 – Taiwan.
21–23 cm. Nominate race has head mostly blackish-grey, blackest on forecrown and forehead, with white supraloral spot, white streaks on ear-coverts; white sides of nape... read more
Song (in China) a quick, steadily paced sequence of 3–6 trisyllables (first and last notes... read more
Open woodland, second growth and scrub in montane regions, including brush-covered ravines and... read more
Food and feeding
Known to eat both fruit and insects; stomachs of specimens contained a cicada (Cicadidae), “field-bugs” and some berry seeds.... read more
Mar–Jul; in S China thought to nest relatively late, usually May onwards, and to have protracted breeding season; probably two broods... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common or even very common, especially in parts of Taiwan and S China. Tolerates highly man-modified environments and is therefore not... read more
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