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Pycnonotus luteolus
Photo © by Rakesh
Goa, India, 5 December 2005


20cm. Olive-grey upperparts, whitish underparts, white supercilium, white crescent below the eye, dark eyestripe and moustachial stripe. Sexes are similar.


Central and South India and Sri Lanka.


Two subspecies are recognized:[1]

  • P. l. luteolus - Coastal south peninsular India
  • P. l. insulae - Lowlands, Sri Lanka


Dry scrub and woodland edges.


  • Diet: Includes fruit, nectar and insects.
  • Breeding: It builds its nest in a tree; 2 eggs are laid.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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