The Flame-Throated Bulbul Looks Like Wearing A Fire Bow

Flame-Throated Bulbul

Since our childhood, we have been told that Bulbul is the most melodious bird and sings the sweetest song among all birds. However, all passerine birds are known for their sweet voices but Bulbuls will remain on top of them. When it comes to Flame-throated Bulbul, it is undeniably rich in both beauty and melodious voice.

You have not heard their voices yet, as they are untouched by human activity, and we can say lucky enough. We all know that human destruction can lead to extinction and rapid decline in the population of the species. They are the birds of the forests and are rarely seen at the edges of the forest. This may be the reason for not getting affected by human destruction. Don’t you think it’s wonderful? 

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This bird is scientifically known as Rubigula Gularis and belongs to the Pycnonotidae or Bulbul family. You’d be amazed to know that it is the State bird of Goa (a state of India). 

Be till the end of the article to learn more about Flame-Throated Bulbul.

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Meet the Flame-Throated Bulbul.

Flame-Throated Bulbul

As it is named, this bulbul looks like it is wearing flame on its throat. They are small birds that are typically sized 18 cm in length. They have olive green backs, yellow underparts, blackheads, and most prominently flame-orange throats. Their legs are brown with yellowish-pink gape. They have dark brown to black bills. 

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This bird species has also been known as Ruby-throated bulbul and Black-headed bulbul in former days.

Flame-Throated Bulbuls forage in groups in the forest canopy for berries and small insects.

These birds live in small flocks and feed on berries and fruits including Lantana species. Sometimes they also eat insects and explore other species while foraging in groups.

Flame-Throated Bulbul

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Their call comprises two or three tinkling notes, which is similar to the sound of red-whiskered bulbul.

Flame-throated Bulbuls are native to the Western Ghats in Southern India.

They are mainly found in the Western Ghats from southern Maharashtra and Goa southwards. They inhabit evergreen forests along rivers, streams, and valleys.

Flame-Throated Bulbul

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Their breeding season starts in February and lasts till April.

The plumage of the young bulbuls has not been described yet.

Nests of the Flame-throated Bulbul are shaped like a small cup and placed in the undergrowth from 1 to 3 meters above the ground. Usually, their nests are made up of dry yellow leaves and bound with cobwebs.

Flame-Throated Bulbul

Aren’t they superb? Their olive green and yellow color make them incredible among passerine birds. If human destruction causes declination, then this Flame-Throated Bulbul must remain untouched for decades so that occasionally, we could see them and listen to their melodious voice.

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