Finsch's Bulbul

The Finsch's Bulbul is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Finsch's Bulbul Criniger finschii, is a scarce to local common sparsely distributed resident of the lowlands and secondary forests. This genus of Bulbul differs from the Pycnonotus genus in that it shows a patch of long feather at the throat, giving a bearded appearence. This is photographed in Tawau and my number 310 photographed wild birds of Borneo. Happy birding. More

The Finsch's Bulbul (Alophoixus finschii) is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Alophoixus finschii. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007. More

Finsch's Bulbul got this yellow puffy chin which is distinct from the Ochraceous which have whitish beard. Size is about 7-8 inches long. It has a black streak over its red eyes; dark beaked and yellow vented down its belly Most of the time its in small groups of 3-5 Found in lowland forest. Feeding on figs. There are still some lifers at Taman Rekreasi Ampang after all............. Fisch'sBulbulcrop. More

many others, such as Finsch's bulbul (Criniger finschii) of Indonesia, and the African gray-headed greenbul (Phyllastrephus poliocephalus). Other species prefer more open areas and are found frequently in edge habitat. The gray-headed bristlebill (Bleda canicapilla) and the white-throated greenbul (Phyllastrephus albigularis), both found exclusively in western north-central Africa, are typically found at forest clearings and edges where there is tangled vegetation in which they can forage for insects. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Pycnonotidae
Genus : Alophoixus
Species : finschii
Authority : (Salvadori, 1871)