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Pycnonotus melanicterus (Black-crested Bulbul; Black-capped Bulbul)

Wikipedia Abstract

The black-capped bulbul, (Pycnonotus melanicterus), is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. Once thought it is found in Indian Subcontinent, but now it is accepted that endemic to the island of Sri Lanka. This is a bird of forest and dense scrub. It builds its nest in a bush; two to four eggs is a typical clutch. The black-capped bulbul feeds on fruit and insects. Found in forests, wooded areas and in gardens. Usually found in pairs.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
13
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
32
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.3124
EDGE Score: 2.4259

Attributes

Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [1]  70 %
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  30 %
Forages - Mid-High [1]  40 %
Forages - Understory [1]  40 %
Forages - Ground [1]  20 %
Clutch Size [2]  3

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No
Western Ghats and Sri Lanka India, Sri Lanka No

Emblem of

Goa

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

Khao Chi On Non-hunting Area; Khao Tha Phet Non-hunting Area; Mae Yuam Wildlife Sanctuary;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
3"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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