Straw-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus zeylanicus)

Interesting :

Has larger size than other Bulbul which has the body size of approximately 29 centimeters. The male and the female have the same characteristics. The outstanding characteristics are the yellow crown, and the black line stripped across the eyes from the mouth edge. It has a colorful line drew down to the side of the neck. There are thin grey stripes on its head, back and chest.

Habitat :

Has a hometown in Asia around Tanowsri massif, and Malaysia. In Thailand, it can be found in the South from Kor Kod Kra onward.

Food :

The food is fruit, insect and worm. In case ofthsmall fruit; for example, fig and Flacourtia indica, it will cling on the branch and use it mouth to nip off the fruit from the calyx, and s wallow the whole fruit. In case of the large fruit, it will bite piece by piece.

Behavior :

Lives in sparse forest near the water source. It does not like to live in the high forest and can also mimic the voice of the human.

Current Status :


Reproductive :

This bird breeds during summer between February and March. It builds the nest on the tree by weaving the grass and has a small basin in the middle to support the eggs. The eggs are white and it normally lays 2 eggs each time.

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Update : 06 April 2017