French: Bulbul à sourcils blancs German: Weißbrauenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul cejiblanco
Subspecies and Distribution
P. l. luteolus
(Lesson, 1841) – peninsular India (E Gujarat, S Madhya Pradesh and S West Bengal S to Tamil Nadu and Kerala); possibly also in dry zone of Sri Lanka.
P. l. insulae
Whistler & Kinnear, 1932 – Sri Lanka (with possible exception of dry zone).
20 cm; 28–43 g. A dingy olive, unkempt, bulky, relatively inconspicuous bulbul with quite short, decurved bill. Nominate has grey-brown crown, whitish forehead, broad... read more
Heard more often than seen. Song a long, loud, ebullient, cacophonous flurry that starts with a few... read more
Open and largely cultivated habitats. Occurs in dry woodland edge, second growth, scrub country and... read more
Food and feeding
Bulk of diet comprises fruit and berries; small amount of invertebrates consumed, including spiders (Araneae) and a range of insects.... read more
Mainly Mar–Sept, but nests found in all months; usually Aug–Mar in S India (Tamil Nadu), but variable, depending on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Abundant in much of peninsular India, occurring wherever there is vegetation; absent from humid areas, e.g. moist woods of Western Ghats. Abundant,... read more
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