French: Bulbul olive German: Olivbülbül Spanish: Bulbul verdoso
Subspecies and Distribution
I. v. cacharensis
(Deignan, 1948) – NE India (S Assam hills, extreme W Manipur, and Meghalaya) and E & SE Bangladesh (Tippera, Chittagong).
I. v. myitkyinensis
(Deignan, 1948) – NE & E Myanmar.
I. v. viridescens
Blyth, 1867 – W, SW & S Myanmar (including Arakan) and SW Thailand.
19 cm. A small, drab bulbul. Nominate race has side of head yellowish-olive; ear-coverts generally appear paler than crown; crown and upperparts strongly tinged olive,... read more
In Thailand (nominate race), a common call, given fairly persistently, is strongly upslurred,... read more
Moist broadleaf evergreen forest, semi-evergreen forest and tall secondary growth (e.g. in... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on berries, sometimes insects. Usually in pairs or small (family?) parties; reports of flocks of over 100 individuals require... read more
Feb–Sept, mainly Mar–Jun, varying locally. Only information on nest is from old records from N India (identification possibly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Mostly very local, but probably overlooked. In India, apparently rare in Khasi Hills and Garo Hills of Meghalaya, mostly at their fringes; very local... read more
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