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Photo by atanumondal
South India, March 2012
Pycnonotus xantholaemus


20 cm (7¾ in)

  • Yellowish-olive crown, nape, cheeks, ear-coverts and neck sides
  • Yellow vent area
  • Black bill
  • Grey legs and feet


An endemic to south India.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Photo of underside by drkishore
Andhra Pradesh, India, October, 2016

Rocky wooded hillsides. Usually occurring at heights around 600–1300 m.



Their diet consists of berries and insects.


The nest is made of roughly made from loose twigs and hay, bound together by cobwebs and lined with fine fibres. The clutch consists of 2 whitish eggs, blotched with purple and brick-red markings. The eggs are incubated by the female for 20 days, and the young are fed by the female.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2017)

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