Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Least Concern

Andaman Bulbul (Brachypodius fuscoflavescens)


French: Bulbul des Andaman German: Andamanenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de Andamán

Brachypodius fuscoflavescens

A. O. Hume

, 1873,

Port Mouat and Mount Harriet, South Andaman


Usually considered conspecific with B. atriceps, but shows considerable differences in plumage pattern and voice. Monotypic.


Andaman Is (South I and Middle I).

Descriptive notes

14–17 cm. Small, active bulbul. Male has dull blackish forehead and throat usually with glossy greyish sheen, grading into dark olive crown and face; nape, mantle, back... read more


Song a brief high-pitched, quick series of very short, thin, metallic “tsit-tsut-tsit” notes that... read more


Evergreen forest, light deciduous forest, edges and thick secondary growth. Of 15 recent sightings... read more

Food and feeding

Fruit, plucked from branches of trees and shrubs; probably also insects, but confirmation required. Usually encountered singly or in pairs... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species, confined to Andaman Islands EBA. Has received little attention, as for long considered a race of B.... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2020). Andaman Bulbul (Brachypodius fuscoflavescens). 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 on 31 March 2020).