Black Bulbul – Feeding Chicks

Black Bulbul – Feeding Chicks

The black bulbul, also known as the Himalayan black bulbul or Asian black bulbul, is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds.

It is found primarily in the Himalayas, its range stretching from India eastward to Southeast Asia. It is the type species of the genus Hypsipetes, established by Nicholas Aylward Vigors in the early 1830s.

Feature:
Body length 24 cm. Iris dark brown. Mouth and feet bright red,
Androgynous. The head, neck, back, and chest are all black and shiny, with short black crest feathers on the top of the head. The wings are short, and the tail feathers are long and slightly forked, with a thin gray edge. Underbelly grey-black.

Distributed:
Taiwan’s endemic subspecies of birds, distributed in the middle and low altitude hillsides, woods, parks and other areas below 1500 meters.
The distribution of other subspecies starts from the Himalayas in the west, passes through South China, and reaches the Indo-China Peninsula in the south.

Video Source: 紅嘴黑鵯-育雛/Black Bulbul-Feeding chicks from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube  CC BY

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