Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Least Concern

Andaman Bulbul (Brachypodius fuscoflavescens)


Taxonomy

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

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.

Distribution:

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

Voice

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

Habitat

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

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

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. (2019). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/57927 on 19 July 2019).