Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Near Threatened

Finsch's Bulbul (Alophoixus finschii)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul de Finsch German: Finschbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de Finsch
Taxonomy:

Criniger finschii

Salvadori

, 1871,

Borneo

.

Highly divergent in morphology, behaviour and voice, and may merit isolation in monotypic genus; thorough review needed. Putative race theiodes (= theoides) only very weakly differentiated. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Extreme S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.

Descriptive notes

16·5–17 cm; 22–25 g. Medium-sized, dull, unobtrusive bulbul with distinctively short bill. Side of head is brownish olive, greenish tint on ear-coverts and... read more

Voice

Not well known. Usually very quiet, but said to give simple series of notes, transcribed as “... read more

Habitat

Usually in primary and selectively logged evergreen forest in lowlands, avoiding heavily logged... read more

Food and feeding

A generalist; eats fruit and insects. Especially fond of berries of Trema and figs of riverside banyans (e.g. Ficus microcarpa... read more

Breeding

Recorded in Mar–Jul. Nest built by both pair-members; nest undescribed, but pair in mature forest gathered material at canopy level;... read more

Movements

Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Generally uncommon or rare; possibly overlooked. Status in Sumatra was, until recently, enigmatic; apart from... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2017). Finsch's Bulbul (Alophoixus finschii). 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/58012 on 23 November 2017).