Straw-headed Bulbul, Straw-crowned 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. It occupies successional habitats bordering rivers, streams, marshes and other wet areas, where seasonal flooding prevents the establishment of climax communities. These include secondary and disturbed primary evergreen forest, plantations, gardens and cultivation fringe, scrub and, locally, reedbeds and mangroves. It is most frequent in lowlands, but has been recorded (historically) up to 1,100 m and, locally (on Borneo and Sumatra), up to 1,600 m. It is sedentary, generally occurring in pairs or family parties of up to five.

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 :

Vulnerable

Taxonomy

CLASS : Aves

ORDER : Passeriformes

FAMILY : Pycnonotidae

GENUS : Pycnonotus

SPECIES : Straw-headed Bulbul, Straw-crowned Bulbul (Pycnonotus zeylanicus)

Conservation status : Critically Endangered

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