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Black-crested bulbul

Binomial name: Pycnonotus flaviventris, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, 1789

The black-crested bulbul (Pycnonotus flaviventris) is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found from the Indian subcontinent to southeast Asia.

The black-crested bulbul is generally about 19 cm in length. As the name suggests, the head of this bulbul is black while the rest of its body is different shades of yellow. Both the male and female are similar in plumage. One can make out a younger bird by its slightly duller coloring.

This is a bird of forest and dense scrub. It builds its nest in a bush; two to four eggs is a typical clutch. The black-crested bulbul feeds on fruit and insects.

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Videos of Black-crested bulbul

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    Black-crested bulbul

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    Black-crested bulbul

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Pycnonotidae
Genus
Pycnonotus
Species
Pycnonotus flaviventris

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Black-crested bulbul, Pycnonotus flaviventris in Thailand

Range map of Pycnonotus flaviventris in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

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