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Finsch's Bulbul - BirdForum Opus

Alophoixus finschii


Size 16·5–17 cm
Bright yellow throat patch, centre of belly and undertail coverts contrasting sharply with olive brown breast and flanks diagnostic. Mantle and wings dark brown, sides of head and tail dark olive.


Photo by jasnjohn
Taman Rimba Ampang, Malaysia, 2006

South-east Asia: found in the lowlands of southern peninsula Thailand, Malaya, Sumatra and Borneo.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Some authorities place this species in genus Criniger[2].


Lowland broadleaved evergreen forest.


Keeps to the middle storey. Gregarious, gathering in small parties. Will congregate in fruiting trees with other bulbuls. Puffs out it's throat feathers. Other habits little known.


Their diet consists of fruit and insects. They are particularly fond of figs and trema berries.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Dickinson, EC, ed. 2003. The Howard and Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd ed., with updates to December 2007 (Corrigenda 7). Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691117010
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2015)

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