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Taxonomy and systematics
The ruby-throated bulbul was originally described in the genus Turdus. Until 2008, the ruby-throated bulbul was considered as conspecific with the black-capped, black-crested, flame-throated and Bornean bulbuls. Some authorities have considered the ruby-throated bulbul to be a subspecies of the black-capped bulbul.
It is virtually crestless, has a deep red throat and reddish eyes.
Distribution and habitat
This is a bird of forest and dense scrub.
Behaviour and ecology
It builds its nest in a bush; two to four eggs is a typical clutch. The ruby-throated bulbul feeds on fruit and insects.
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