|Captive collard finchbill at the Cincinnati Zoo|
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.
Taxonomy and systematics
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.
- 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
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