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Andaman Bulbul - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Goyter
Andamans, India, November 2012

Alternative name: Andaman Black-headed Bulbul

Brachypodius fuscoflavescens

Pycnonotus fuscoflavescens


A very dusky Bulbul, similar to Black-headed Bulbul

  • Blackish forehead (ill-defined) and throat
  • Dark olive crown and face
  • Bright yellow-olive upperparts
  • Yellow rump and uppertail-coverts
  • Wings with olive-green edgings with little contrast
  • Narrow black tail-band
  • Yellowish underparts

Females have a dusky olive-green head, yellow-olive underparts and less bright upperparts. Juveniles are similar to females.


Endemic to the Andaman Islands, India.
Locally common.


This is a monotypic species.
Formerly regarded as subspecies of Black-headed Bulbul.


Forest, forest edge and thick jungle.


Usually seen in pairs, often in bird waves. Forages in understorey of forest.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Rasmussen, PC and JC Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334672

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