French: Bulbul colombar German: Graukopfbülbül Spanish: Bulbul cabecigrís
Peria pass, Malabar [= Kerala], India
Western Ghats (from extreme S Maharashtra and Goa S to Kerala) and Palni Hills (Tamil Nadu), in SW India.
17–19 cm. Small, active, peak-headed, olive-coloured bulbul. Anterior lores and forehead are bright greenish-yellow, rest of lores dull greenish (black feather bases... read more
Calls incessantly with shrill monosyllabic notes; vocalizations include thin, explosive, metallic,... read more
Usually confined to evergreen forest in areas receiving high rainfall; scarce in deciduous forest.... read more
Food and feeding
Diet comprises berries and other fruit, including figs (Ficus), Lantana and Ziziphus oenophila; also a small... read more
Breeds Mar–Jul. Nest a shallow cup, slight and flimsy, easily seen through from below, usually fastened with spider webs to branches... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Western Ghats EBA. Patchily distributed, but generally not uncommon in suitable habitat; common in the higher... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!