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Black bulbul

Black bulbul

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Scientific Name:

Hypsipetes leucocephalus


Southern Asia from India east to southern China


Mainly frugivore. Mainly berries and other fruits, also flower nectar and insects.


Habitat: Forests,  groves, clearings, edges.

Incubation: 12-13 days / 2-3 eggs

Social structure: Small groups or large flocks of 100 individuals or several hundreds.

Weight: 34-40g

Dimensions: 26.5cm  max


Lifespan:  13 under human care


Estimated population in the wild: Fairly common to very common

Threats: There are no major threats to this species.

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Did you know that:

  1. They make aerial sallies to catch insects.
  2. They can be quite noisy, making various loud sounds.

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