White-throated Bulbul

White-throated Bulbul
White-throated Bulbul Alophoixus flaveolus burmanicus, Nabang (24.771437, 97.584739), Yunnan, China, elev. 430 m (1,410 ft.), January. (Craig Brelsford)

White-throated Bulbul Alophoixus flaveolus flaveolus reaches China in southeast Tibet; burmanicus western Yunnan. HABITAT & BEHAVIOR Noisy, social, moves through lower story of broadleaved forest, much as similar Puff-throated Bulbul A. pallidus, and like Puff-throated more often heard than seen. ID & COMPARISON Like Puff-throated has scraggly brown crest and puffy beard-like throat feathers. Mantle brownish-olive (Puff-throated more olive-green); breast and belly strong lemon-yellow (much brighter than Puff-throated); wings and tail brown. BARE PARTS Bill grey; feet brown. VOICE Loud, high-pitched, insistent call, like small dog barking. — Craig Brelsford


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White-throated Bulbul Alophoixus flaveolus
Puff-throated Bulbul A. pallidus
Striated Bulbul Alcurus striatus
Grey-eyed Bulbul Iole propinqua
Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala
Chestnut Bulbul H. castanonotus
Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii
Brown-eared Bulbul Hypsipetes amaurotis
Black Bulbul H. leucocephalus
Black-headed Bulbul Brachypodius melanocephalos
Black-crested Bulbul Rubigula flaviventris
Crested Finchbill Spizixos canifrons
Collared Finchbill S. semitorques
Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni
Flavescent Bulbul P. flavescens
Brown-breasted Bulbul P. xanthorrhous
Light-vented Bulbul P. sinensis
Red-whiskered Bulbul P. jocosus
Yellow-vented Bulbul P. goiavier
Red-vented Bulbul P. cafer
Sooty-headed Bulbul P. aurigaster
Himalayan Bulbul P. leucogenys

See also:

Styan’s Bulbul Pycnonotus taivanus


Daniel Bengtsson served as chief ornithological consultant for Craig Brelsford’s Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of China, from which this species description is drawn.

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