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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 collared finchbill include the black-headed finch-bill, Chinese finch-bill, Japanese finch-bill, collared finch-billed bulbul and Swinhoe's finch-billed bulbul.
- S. s. semitorques - R. Swinhoe, 1861: Found in central and southern China, northern Vietnam
- S. s. cinereicapillus - R. Swinhoe, 1871: Originally described as a separate species. Found in Taiwan and Miyako and Yaeyama Islands of Japan
- BirdLife International (2016). "Spizixos semitorques". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22712600A94337830. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712600A94337830.en. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
- Swinhoe, Robert (1861). "Notes on the Birds observed about Talien Bay (North China), from June 21 to July 24, 1860". Ibis. 3 (9–12): 266. ISSN 0019-1019.
- "Collared Finch-Billed Bulbul Fact Sheet, Lincoln Park Zoo"
- "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-03-12.