Collared finch-billed bulbul in exhibit

Collared Finch-billed Bulbul

Scientific Name

Spizixos semitorques

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Range

China, Taiwan, and Vietnam

Habitat

Hilled forests at moderate elevations

Estimated Wild Population

n/a
Collared finch-billed bulbul in exhibit
IUCN Conservation Status: Lower Risk - Least Concern IUCN Conservation Status: Lower Risk - Least Concern

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Physical Description

Collared finch-billed bulbuls have a blue head, white-streaked cheeks, and a white band around the front of their throat. These birds feature a thick ivory bill and an olive-green body, which help them blend into their treetop habitat. They are typically monogamous, and females build cup-shaped nests in trees.

Interesting Fact 1

Collared finch-billed bulbuls were named after the patch of white feathers around their neck, which resembles a collar.

Interesting Fact 2

They are a common backyard bird throughout eastern and southeastern Asia.

Interesting Fact 3

Primarily a frugivore, prefering to feast on fruit, they also eats seeds and insects.

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