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Yellow-browed Bulbul - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Rajsurin
Kerala, India, October 2018
Acritillas indica

Iole indica


20 cm (7¾ in)

  • Yellow brow, orbital area, face and throat
  • Olive upperparts
  • Bill is slightly de-curved
  • Large dark eyes


Photo © by Rajsurin
Kudremukh-Karnataka, India, October 2010

Asia: found in India, Eastern Himalayas and Sri Lanka


Sometimes placed in genus Iole.


There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • I. i. icterica:
  • Western India (western Ghats from southern Maharashtra to Belgaum and Goa)
  • I. i. indica:
  • South-western India and Sri Lanka (except for south-west)
  • I. i. guglielmi:
  • South-western Sri Lanka


Evergreen jungle, sholas and coffee shade-trees, wet forests and forest edges.



Their diet consists mostly of fruit and seeds with the addition of insects, including spiders. They're also sometimes eat flowers.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2015)
  4. BF Member observations

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