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Black-headed Bulbul (Brachypodius melanocephalos)

The Black-headed Bulbul is a typical representative of the bulbuls; it comes from Southeast Asia, where it occurs with four subspecies from northeast India, Malaysia and Thailand to Borneo, Java, and Sumatra in Indonesia. 

The species reaches a size of about 17 cm. 

The picture shows the nominate form, which is widespread on the Southeast Asian mainland, there are three color morphs, in addition to the most common one shown here, there is one in which the yellow and green are completely replaced by gray and one with a gray basic coloration in which at least the wings are colored yellow. 


Incidentally, the original photo I used as a template was taken by Mike Rose (https://eye4birds.photography), who kindly gave me permission to use it.


edited: 20.07.2023