French: Bulbul flavescent German: Grauohrbülbül Spanish: Bulbul amarillento
hills between Sandoway and Pyè, Arakan Yoma, west Myanmar
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. flavescens
Blyth, 1845 – NE India (S Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Lushai Hills, also reported NE Arunachal Pradesh), NE Bangladesh (recent record from Sylhet) and W & SW Myanmar (including Arakan Hills).
P. f. vividus
(E. C. S. Baker, 1917) –
S China (W & S Yunnan and SW Guangxi)#R, N & E Myanmar, NW Thailand (S to Kaeng Krachan National Park), N & C Laos and N & C Vietnam.
P. f. sordidus
(Robinson & Kloss, 1919) – S Laos and S Vietnam (including Da Lat Plateau).
21·5–22 cm; 27·1–35 g. A medium-large, drab, relatively retiring bulbul with fairly stout bill, rather long and heavy tail, crown feathers often... read more
Less noisy than many bulbuls, but does sing fairly regularly from exposed perch. Main song a... read more
Open forest, edge, second growth, scrub, mossy forest; avoids intact forest. In tall bushes and... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on berries and invertebrates, apparently principally the latter. In singles, pairs or, more often, small groups; forms flocks of up... read more
Mar–Jul. Nest a shallow cup, neatly and firmly made, built in c. 6 days (in Myanmar), in NE India constructed with black fern roots,... read more
Resident; some downslope movement in cold season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally abundant throughout much of its range; uncommon at edges of mainland range. Abundant in Myanmar in Chin Hills, Karen Hills... read more
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