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Collared Finch-billed Bulbul

Spizixos semitorques
Conservation Status: 
Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.
Range: 
China, Taiwan, and Vietnam
Habitat: 
Forests and shrubland at moderate elevation

Collared finch-billed bulbuls are rated Least Concern on the IUCN Red List due to their large range. The population is likely stable as there is no evidence of substantial threats or declining rates of sightings.  They do not migrate, and adapt well to human disturbances.    

They are mostly an olive green colour, with their underside being slightly paler. Their head is black with a hint of a white whisker pattern in their feathers. Collared finchbills are named for the white collar around the front of their neck.  The word “Bulbul” originates from the Farsi word for “nightingale”, for their ability to sing.

They eat fruit supplemented with seeds and insects. They are monogamous, pairing for life. Females build cup shaped nests in trees in May, then raise two broods of chicks by July.