French: Bulbul à poitrine brune German: Braunbrustbülbül Spanish: Bulbul pechipardo
Manyun, near Lienshan, west Yunnan, China
Subspecies and Distribution
P. x. andersoni
(Swinhoe, 1870) – C & S China (SE Gansu, S Shaanxi, Sichuan and N Yunnan E to S Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Fujian, S to N Guangdong).
P. x. xanthorrhous
J. Anderson, 1869 – SE Tibet, S China (SE Sichuan, Guizhou and SW Hunan S to S Yunnan and the Yao Shan, in Guangxi), N & E Myanmar (including Ruby Mines district and Southern Shan States), NW Thailand, N Laos and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).
20 cm; 24–31 g. Medium-large, noisy, conspicuous bulbul. Crown to below eyes, nape, lores and moustachial streak are black; minute blood-coloured spot at base of lower... read more
Song a repeated quick simple “chirriwu’i whi’chu whirri’ui” etc.... read more
Secondary growth, scrub, tall grass, gardens, thickets, clearings and streamside vegetation in... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, also seeds, and insects. Individuals in Myanmar seen to pluck fruit from variety of plants, including Heptapleurum (... read more
Season Apr–Aug, mainly May–Jun. Builds typical cup-shaped nest, usually fairly loose but sometimes more compact, usually c.1 m... read more
Resident; possibly shifts downslope during winter, at least in harsh conditions.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common across a broad range. Abounds in agricultural landscapes in S China (e.g. Guizhou), and is fairly common in much of Myanmar (e.g.... read more
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