Collared finchbill

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Collared finchbill
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Captive collard finchbill at the Cincinnati Zoo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Spizixos
Species: S. semitorques
Binomial name
Spizixos semitorques
Swinhoe, 1861[2]
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Synonyms
  • Spizixus cinereicapillus

The collared finchbill (Spizixos semitorques) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in China, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

The species favors forested hills at moderate elevations. Primarily a frugivore, the collared finchbill also eats seeds and insects. The birds are typically monogamous, with females building nests in trees in which to lay their eggs.[3]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Alternate names for the crested finchbill include the black-headed finch-bill, Chinese finch-bill, collared finch-billed bulbul and Swinhoe's finch-billed bulbul.

Subspecies[edit]

Two subspecies are recognized:[4]

  • S. s. semitorques - Swinhoe, 1861: Found in central and southern China, northern Vietnam
  • S. s. cinereicapillus - Swinhoe, 1871: Originally described as a separate species. Found in Taiwan

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Spizixos semitorques". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Union., British Ornithologists' (1861-01-01). "Ibis.". v.3=no.9-12 (1861) [Lacks: Pl.5]. ISSN 0019-1019. 
  3. ^ "Collared Finch-Billed Bulbul Fact Sheet, Lincoln Park Zoo"
  4. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-03-12.