French: Bulbul à gorge rubis German: Orangekehlbülbül Spanish: Bulbul gorjinaranja
Travancore [= Kerala], India
Western Ghats S from extreme S Maharashtra and Goa, in SW India.
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
Song a sweet, hurried, very musical, rather high-pitched stuttering but emphatic series, e.g.... read more
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
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
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
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