French: Bulbul à sourcils d’or German: Goldbrauenbülbül Spanish: Bulbul cejiamarillo
Nilgiri district, India
Subspecies and Distribution
A. i. icterica
(Strickland, 1844) – Western Ghats (C Maharashtra S to Kerala) and Eastern Ghats (Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu), in peninsular India.
A. i. indica
(Jerdon, 1839) – SW India and Sri Lanka (except SW).
A. i. guglielmi
(Ripley, 1946) – SW Sri Lanka.
20 cm; 27–34 g. A trim, brightly coloured bulbul with prominent large dark eyes, slightly decurved bill. Nominate race has brow, orbital region, face and throat bright... read more
Cheery, varied, and near-continuous whistles. Songs include brief, bright, loud, rollicking warble... read more
Sholas, evergreen forest edge, secondary forest, shade coffee plantations, undergrowth and... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly fruit and seeds; also many invertebrates, including spiders (Araneae) and variety of winged insects. Noted as eating flowers and... read more
Breeds chiefly Jan–May, sometimes extending to Sept; mostly Apr–May in Sri Lanka. The fact that small parties are sometimes... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Often common or very common throughout Western Ghats and Sri Lanka, wherever suitable wooded habitat exists. Fairly common as far N as Mahabaleshwar... read more
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