Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Least Concern

White-headed Bulbul (Cerasophila thompsoni)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul à tête blanche German: Thompsonbülbül Spanish: Bulbul cabeciblanco
Taxonomy:

Cerasophila Thompsoni

Bingham

, 1900,

Southern Shan States, Myanmar

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

N, C, E & S Myanmar (Bhamo district S to N Tenasserim) and W & NW Thailand.

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Singles or pairs generally silent unless singing, but flocks can be noisy. Song of variable short... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

Mar–Jul in N Thailand. Nest (in Myanmar) a fairly shallow cup built of grass seed-stems (possibly of Saccharum arundinaceum... read more

Movements

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

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2017). White-headed Bulbul (Cerasophila thompsoni). 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/58046 on 19 November 2017).