This rare species is endemic to India (mainly in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala). It inhabits rocky hillsides rich with fruiting plants, at the heights of 300m-1,800m asl. It mostly forages on fruits and insects. It breeds during June-August (BirdLife International 2016).
According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to granite quarrying, chopping trees for fuelwood, and domestic livestock on fruits (BirdLife International 2001).
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Pycnonotus xantholaemus (Jerdon, 1845) – Yellow-throated Bulbul. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1590/Pycnonotus-xantholaemus
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