Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Vulnerable

Yellow-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus xantholaemus)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul à menton jaune German: Goldkehlbülbül Spanish: Bulbul gorjigualdo
Taxonomy:

Brachypus xantholaemus

Jerdon

, 1845,

Eastern Ghats west of Nellore, India

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A rather aberrant species, with no obvious close relative; its generic placement requires further study. Monotypic.

Distribution:

S India: S Deccan Plateau in E Karnataka, S Andhra Pradesh and N Tamil Nadu.

Descriptive notes

20 cm. A medium-sized, rather silvery, pallid, unobtrusive bulbul. Crown, nape, cheeks, ear-coverts and sides of neck are yellowish olive, mantle, back and scapulars to... read more

Voice

Song a rich, low, burbling, warbling series, individual notes very quick, at first rising and then... read more

Habitat

Usually found on rocky wooded hillsides and isolated hillocks at 600–1300 m. Frequents slopes... read more

Food and feeding

Diet berries, also insects. Berries include especially those from shrubs such as Erythroxylon and Scutia, also from other... read more

Breeding

Breeds May–Jul. Nest built by female, in one case taking eight days, in another only three days, a large, untidy, clumsy structure (... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: confined to the Southern Deccan Plateau Secondary Area. Common at some sites, but extremely local. One old record from Kerala; may occur... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L., Tobias, J. & Kirwan, G.M. (2017). Yellow-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus xantholaemus). 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/57952 on 22 November 2017).