Brachypodius priocephalus (Jerdon, 1839) - Grey-headed Bulbul

Subspecies in India

 

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

 

 

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Brachypodius priocephalus - Grey-headed Bulbul



This species is endemic and uncommon. It inhabits evergreen forests at the heights of 700m-1,400m (during breeding season) and deciduous forests at a lower elevation (during the non-breeding season) of the Western Ghats and the Palani hills. It breeds during March-July. It mostly forages on berries, fruits, and small insects.

Conservation Status:
 
This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, and its current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to the conversion of forest into the plantation and human settlements. Extensive extraction of reed bamboos for industries is also a threatening factor for this species.
 
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BirdLife International 2016. Brachypodius priocephalus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22712619A94339381. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22712619A94339381.en. Accessed on 16 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Brachypodius priocephalus (Jerdon, 1839) – Grey-headed Bulbul. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/brachypodius-priocephalus, accessed 2024/06/25.