Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Vulnerable

Ruby-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus dispar)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul de la Sonde German: Rubinkehlbülbül Spanish: Bulbul gorjirrojo
Taxonomy:

Turdus dispar

Horsfield

, 1821,

Java

.

See P. melanicterus. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Sumatra, Java and Bali.

Descriptive notes

17–20 cm. Medium-large, long-tailed, noisy, conspicuous bulbul. Has glossy black head, almost lacking crest; upperparts uniform olive-green; wings fringed brighter... read more

Voice

Calls transcribed as “tee-tee-wheet-wheet”, “whit-wheet-wit” or “hii-... read more

Habitat

Range of shrubby habitats and open woodland, including rubber (Hevea) plantations. Avoids... read more

Food and feeding

Eats berries and other fruit, and small amounts of insects. No other information.

Breeding

Poorly known. Eggs found in Apr in Sumatra and Aug in C Java. Clutch 1–2 eggs. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common; rare in Bali. In most of range still reasonably common in drier forests of lowlands, despite heavy degradation; common even... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2019). Ruby-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus dispar). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57929 on 19 June 2019).