French: Bulbul pâle German: Braunhaubenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul pálido
Subspecies and Distribution
A. p. robinsoni
(Ticehurst, 1932) – S Myanmar (Tenasserim).
A. p. henrici
(Oustalet, 1896) – S China (S Yunnan E to E Guangxi), N Thailand, N & C Laos and N Vietnam (Tonkin).
A. p. pallidus
(Swinhoe, 1870) – Hainan.
A. p. isani
(Deignan, 1956) – NE Thailand.
A. p. annamensis
(Delacour & Jabouille, 1924) – C Vietnam (N & C Annam).
A. p. khmerensis
(Deignan, 1956) – S Laos, Cambodia (except SW) and C Vietnam (C & S Annam).
22–25 cm; 41–52 g. Large, noisy, conspicuous bulbul, crown feathers elongated to form distinct, moderately pointed crest, often raised, elongated throat feathers... read more
Foraging parties give loud scolding calls semi-constantly; no identifiable song. Usual vocalization... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest and open woodland in lowlands and foothills, locally up to 1800 m.... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly berries, although some insects taken, including cicadas; will also take nectar, but much less often than do Hypsipetes... read more
Breeds Feb–Sept. Best known from observations in Thailand. Those at three nests suggested that three adults fed the young, suggesting... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Very common in S China and on Hainan; common in most other parts of its range, including S Myanmar, much of Thailand and N Laos.... read more
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