French: Hypocolius gris German: Seidenwürger Spanish: Hipocolio
Other common names: Grey Hypocolius
“California”; error = coast of Abyssinia.
23 cm; 48–57 g. Distinctive passerine with shape like that of a sleek, long-tailed Pycnonotus bulbul. Male has greyish-buff crown, black face mask extending to... read more
Mellow “tre-tur-tur”, last 2 notes lower in pitch; descending “whee-oo”... read more
Mostly confined to wooded areas of lowland drainage basins and riverine valleys of subtropical... read more
Food and feeding
Specialist frugivore; some invertebrates also taken. Salvadora persica berries form major part of diet throughout year; dates also... read more
Egg-laying from mid May at latest, continues to mid Jul; two broods appear to be typical. Semi-colonial, up to c. 40 pairs in loose... read more
Short-distance migrant. Small numbers remain in W Iran throughout year; majority migrate S & E... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Reasonably common; population size, precise range and trends poorly known, thus difficult to assess true status. Restricted to SW... read more
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