Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Least Concern

Flame-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus gularis)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul à gorge rubis German: Orangekehlbülbül Spanish: Bulbul gorjinaranja
Taxonomy:

Brachypus gularis

Gould

, 1836,

Travancore [= Kerala], India

.

See P. melanicterus (above). Monotypic.

Distribution:

Western Ghats S from extreme S Maharashtra and Goa, in SW India.

Descriptive notes

18–19 cm. A slim, noisy, relatively inconspicuous bulbul with very short, ragged occipital crest, relatively short, very slightly rounded tail. Head, including crest,... read more

Voice

Song a sweet, hurried, very musical, rather high-pitched stuttering but emphatic series, e.g.... read more

Habitat

Evergreen foothill forest, especially in lower-edge ecotone with drier formations, in thorny bamboo... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds on figs (Ficus ) and other fruit, and insects. Often in small flocks, which seem to keep more to dense cover; much less... read more

Breeding

Season Jan–Aug, mainly Feb–Apr. Nest a small neat cup of dead leaves (often yellow or orange), bound lightly with cobweb and... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon, but locally fairly common (e.g. in S Kanara). Relatively scarce in N of range, but thought still to be common in Goa; generally... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2017). Flame-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus gularis). 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/57930 on 26 September 2017).