Collared finch-billed bulbul in exhibit

Collared Finch-billed Bulbul

Scientific Name
Spizixos semitorques
Geographic Range
Southeastern China, Taiwan, and Vietnam
Seeds, fruit, insects, and berries
Collared finch-billed bulbul in exhibit Endangered Status Graph - Least Concern Endangered Status Graph - Least Concern

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Collared finch-billed bulbuls are songbirds with a blue head, white-streaked cheeks, and a white collar. They have a thick ivory bill and an olive-green body along with dark gray head feathers. These birds flock together in groups but also form monogamous pairs.

During breeding season, males are especially vocal. Females lay three to five eggs, which incubate for two weeks. Both parents feed the chicks, which fledge after 10 days and are mature after a year.

Did You Know?

  • These songbirds are named for the white band of feathers around the front of their neck.
  • Both sexes use plant materials, including vine tendrils, to build cuplike nests that are set low in shrubs.
  • They are common backyard birds in parts of Asia.


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