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Yellow-browed Bulbul

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Photo by RajsurinKerala, India, October 2018
Photo by Rajsurin
Kerala, India, October 2018
Acritillas indica

Iole indica


[edit] Identification

20 cm (7¾ in)

  • Yellow brow, orbital area, face and throat
  • Olive upperparts
  • Bill is slightly de-curved
  • Large dark eyes

[edit] Distribution

Photo by RajsurinKudremukh-Karnataka, India, October 2010
Photo by Rajsurin
Kudremukh-Karnataka, India, October 2010

Asia: found in India, Eastern Himalayas and Sri Lanka

[edit] Taxonomy

Sometimes placed in genus Iole.

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • I. i. icterica:
  • Western India (western Ghats from southern Maharashtra to Belgaum and Goa)
  • I. i. indica:
  • South-western India and Sri Lanka (except for south-west)
  • I. i. guglielmi:
  • South-western Sri Lanka

[edit] Habitat

Evergreen jungle, sholas and coffee shade-trees, wet forests and forest edges.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of fruit and seeds with the addition of insects, including spiders. They're also sometimes eat flowers.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2015)
  4. BF Member observations

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