French: Bulbul à huppe noire German: Haubenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul crestinegro
Dampara, Odisha (Orissa), India
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. flaviventris
(Tickell, 1833) – N, NE & E India (Himalayan foothills E from Himachal Pradesh, S to Meghalaya, also hills of Madhya Pradesh, also Eastern Ghats from Odisha S to Andhra Pradesh), Nepal, E Bangladesh, N, C & W Myanmar and S China (W Yunnan).
P. f. vantynei
Deignan, 1948 – E Myanmar and NW & NE Thailand E to S China (S Yunnan, S Guangxi) and N Indochina.
P. f. xanthops
Deignan, 1948 – SE Myanmar (including N Tenasserim) and W Thailand.
P. f. auratus
Deignan, 1948 – NE Thailand and C Laos.
P. f. johnsoni
(Gyldenstolpe, 1913) – C, NE & SE Thailand and S Indochina. Recorded also in S China (W Guangxi)#R.
P. f. elbeli
Deignan, 1954 – Gulf of Thailand islands (at least Ko Kut, Ko Chang).
P. f. negatus
Deignan, 1954 – S Myanmar (C Tenasserim) and SW Thailand (valley of R Mae Klong).
P. f. caecilii
Deignan, 1948 – extreme S Myanmar (S Tenasserim), SE & SW Thailand and N Peninsular Malaysia.
18·5–19·5 cm; male 30–34g, female 28–31 g. Medium-sized, conspicuous bulbul with permanently erected recurved crest, squared long tail.... read more
Song recognizably bulbul-like but very sweet and musical, lacking harsh or guttural notes, whole... read more
Open forest, mixed deciduous forest, abandoned clearings, tall hedgerows, orchards, edges of... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on fruit, also small amount of insects. Fruit taken, and also fed to fledglings, includes small berries of e.g. Eurycoma... read more
Season Mar–Sept (mainly May–Jun) in India, Mar–Apr in Myanmar and Jan–Aug in Peninsular Malaysia. Nest very neat... read more
Resident. Was in past noted to roam in cold weather around Yangon (Myanmar), tending to leave... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common in much of range, including NE India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, S Laos, parts of Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia; rare in S China. Once... read more
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