White throated bulbul, Bhutan

The white-throated bulbul (Alophoixus flaveolus) is a species of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found in south-eastern Asia from the eastern Himalayas to Myanmar and western Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Alternate names for the white-throated bulbul include the ashy-fronted bearded bulbul, ashy-fronted bulbul, white-throated bearded bulbul, and yellow-bellied bulbul. A 21ยท5โ€“22 cm; male 38โ€“54 g, female 38โ€“48 g. Bulky, brash, conspicuous bulbul with fairly stout bill, adult with spindly, pointed crest. Noisy, heard more often than seen. Wide variety of calls, all short and nasal. This species can be found in Bamboo Occurs in understorey or middle storey of primary and secondary evergreen forest. Diet is primarily fruit, including berries; recorded as eating gooseberries (Phyllanthus emlica) in NE India; also eats insects. Not globally threatened. Generally common throughout range; rare in S China. Very local in Bangladesh, but fairly common at a few sites in Nepal. It is classified as least concern by IUCN.