Ochraceous Bulbul (Alophoixus ochraceus)

The Ochraceous Bulbul bird is a small species of bird commonly found in the southern parts of Asia, primarily in India and Sri Lanka. As the name suggests, the bird's plumage is predominantly ochre or brown with a darker brown color on the tail and wings. It is a member of the Pycnonotidae family of birds which includes bulbuls and greenbuls. The Ochraceous Bulbul is a common sight in a variety of habitats including woodlands, gardens and urban parks.

These tiny birds are highly social creatures, often seen in small groups or pairs with a distinctive habit of perching on exposed branches to call out in loud, clear songs. The call of the Ochraceous Bulbul is a pleasant and musical whistle, which can be heard from a distance. Their vocalizations often comprise melodious trills, whistles, and fluty notes.

The Ochraceous Bulbul is primarily a frugivore, which means that it feeds mostly on fruits and berries. However, it also eats insects, especially during the breeding season when the birds need more protein to feed their young. They have a distinctive feeding style, sometimes seen hovering mid-air to catch insects or plucking fruits while perching on a branch.

These birds are highly adaptable and have been able to thrive in a variety of habitats, including cities. However, they are also vulnerable to habitat loss, especially due to deforestation and degradation of their natural habitats. In recent years, their populations have declined, and the species has been listed as of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

In summary, the Ochraceous Bulbul is an attractive and personable bird species with a distinctive call and feeding habits. Despite their adaptable nature, these birds are at risk due to habitat loss and need conservation efforts to ensure their survival for generations to come.

Other names

Alophoixus ochraceus



Ochraceous Bulbul

bulbul coronat ocre



riđokruni bulbul

bulbulec okrový

Gråbrun Topbulbul

Rosse Baardbuulbuul


Bulbul ocré


Bulbul ocraceo


rudasis alofoiksas


szczeciak czubaty


Бурый манишковый бюльбюль

Oker bulbul

bylbyl okrový

Bulbul ocráceo


Kızılca Arapbülbülü

бюльбюль-бородань бурий

rozsdáshasú bülbül

Empuloh ragum