French: Bulbul flavéole German: Weißkehl-Haubenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul frentigrís
Himalayan Mountains = Nepal
Subspecies and Distribution
A. f. flaveolus
(Gould, 1836) – Himalayan foothills from C Nepal E to Bhutan, NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, and S Assam hills including Meghalaya, Tripura and Lushai Hills), SE Tibet, NE & SE Bangladesh (Sylhet, Chittagong) and NW & NE Myanmar (Chindwin, Arakan).
A. f. burmanicus
(Oates, 1889) – S China (W Yunnan), SE Myanmar (Karen Hills, Southern Shan States, Tenasserim) and W Thailand.
21·5–22 cm; male 38–54 g, female 38–48 g. Bulky, brash, conspicuous bulbul with fairly stout bill, adult with spindly, pointed crest (sometimes... read more
Noisy, heard more often than seen. Wide variety of calls, all short and nasal, with no identifiable... read more
Occurs in understorey or middle storey of primary and secondary evergreen forest, usually at 600... read more
Food and feeding
Diet primarily fruit, including berries; recorded as eating gooseberries (Phyllanthus emlica) in NE India; also eats insects.... read more
Breeds Apr–Jul. Nest reportedly built by both sexes, outer layer constructed of dead leaves and bamboo leaves, fairly loosely... read more
Resident; tends to move downslope in some regions during non-breeding season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common throughout range; rare in S China. Very local in Bangladesh, but fairly common at a few sites in Nepal, and very common in suitable... read more
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