French: Bulbul de McClelland German: Grünflügelbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de McClelland
Subspecies and Distribution
I. m. mcclellandii
(Horsfield, 1840) – Northern Mountain Bulbul – Nepal, N India (E Himalayas from Uttarakhand E to NE Arunachal, and hills from S Assam S to Mizoram) and NW Myanmar; reported also from SE Tibet.
I. m. ventralis
Stresemann, 1940 – W & SW Myanmar (including Arakan); old reports from Bangladesh (Chittagong Hills).
I. m. similis
(Rothschild, 1921) – S China (W & S Yunnan) and NE Myanmar S to N Indochina and Hainan.
I. m. holtii
(Swinhoe, 1861) – C, S & SE China (C Sichuan, S Shaanxi, S Henan, C Anhui and N Zhejiang S to N Yunnan, S Guangxi and S Guangdong).
I. m. tickelli
(Blyth, 1855) – Southern Mountain Bulbul – E Myanmar and NW Thailand.
I. m. loquax
Deignan, 1940 – N & NE Thailand and S Laos (Bolaven Plateau).
I. m. griseiventer
(Robinson & Kloss, 1919) – S Vietnam (S Annam).
I. m. canescens
Riley, 1933 – SE Thailand and SW Cambodia.
I. m. peracensis
(E. J. O. Hartert & Butler, 1898) – S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
21–24 cm; 27–41 g. Large, noisy, conspicuous bulbul with long slim bill, large square tail, generally bright olive above, with strong chestnut tone on underparts... read more
Song in India (nominate race) a repetitive, deliberately paced series of screechy, slightly... read more
Canopy of broadleaf evergreen forest, oak (Quercus) forest, rhododendron forest and pine... read more
Food and feeding
A generalist, eating fruit and insects, possibly also nectar. Eats many berries and other small fruits (e.g. Ficus vasculosa and... read more
May–Aug in NE India, Feb–Aug in N Thailand and Mar–Sept in Peninsular Malaysia. Nest sometimes placed c. 6–13 m... read more
Resident, subject to altitudinal movements. In India and Nepal, post-breeding descent to foothills... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common throughout range. Fairly common or common in hills of NE India, Nepal, Bhutan, much of Myanmar, N Thailand and Laos; the commonest... read more
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