French: Bulbul de Finlayson German: Streifenkehlbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de Finlayson
“probably from some of the Malasian [sic] islands”; error = Melaka, south-west Peninsular Malaysia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. eous
Riley, 1940 – S China (S Yunnan), Thailand and Indochina.
P. f. finlaysoni
Strickland, 1844 – S Myanmar (Tenasserim S from R Sittang), S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
19–20 cm; 24·3–32·3 g. Medium-sized, dull-coloured, lively bulbul. Nominate race has dark brown lores, sometimes with tiny red supraloral spot; rest... read more
Song a complex, throaty, variable, measured sequence of loud crisp notes, transcribed as “... read more
Secondary growth, scrub, open areas, edges and clearings in broadleaf evergreen, mixed deciduous,... read more
Food and feeding
A generalist. Diet mainly berries and other fruit, including figs (banyans and Ficus trichocarpa, fruit diameter 15·5 mm... read more
Usually Feb–Sept, at least in Peninsular Malaysia. Nest an open cup-shaped structure c. 6 cm in diameter, rather deep and strongly woven (... read more
Resident, subject to some minor movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common, at least in N Thailand, S Laos and Malaysia; rare in S China. Current status in Myanmar unclear; was previously very... read more
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