French: Bulbul à tête blanche German: Thompsonbülbül Spanish: Bulbul cabeciblanco
Southern Shan States, Myanmar
N, C, E & S Myanmar (Bhamo district S to N Tenasserim) and W & NW Thailand.
20 cm; 42 g. Distinctive, medium-sized bulbul. Entire head, upper neck and throat are pure white, apart from thin black loral streak extending around upper side of eye as... read more
Singles or pairs generally silent unless singing, but flocks can be noisy. Song of variable short... read more
Forest edges, secondary forest, lightly wooded country, poppy gardens, park-like areas of scrub or... read more
Food and feeding
Diet little known; one stomach from N Thailand contained only insects. Forages in loose flocks of up to 20 individuals; restless arboreal... read more
Mar–Jul in N Thailand. Nest (in Myanmar) a fairly shallow cup built of grass seed-stems (possibly of Saccharum arundinaceum... read more
Generally resident. Some evidence of post-breeding downslope movement; arrives in numbers in winter... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common in its relatively small range; e.g. common in Karen Hills, in Myanmar. Quite common in N Thailand during winter months, at... read more
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