|Flame-throated bulbul at Dandeli, India|
Taxonomy and systematics
Until 2008, the flame-throated bulbul was considered as conspecific with the black-capped, black-crested, ruby-throated bulbul and Bornean bulbuls. Some authorities have considered the flame-throated bulbul to be a subspecies of the black-capped bulbul.
The flame-throated bulbul is virtually crestless, has an orange-red throat and whitish eyes.
Distribution and habitat
The flame-throated bulbul is a bird of forest and dense scrub. It builds its nest in a bush; two to four eggs is a typical clutch.
Behaviour and ecology
The flame-throated bulbul often keeps in small flocks and favours lantana berries. It inhabits evergreen forests, lantana thickets, and bushes along rivers. The flame-throated bulbul feeds on fruit and insects.
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- Rasmussen, P.C., and J.C. Anderton. (2005). Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide. Volume 2: Attributes and Status. Smithsonian Institution and Lynx Edicions, Washington D.C. and Barcelona.
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