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- Natural habitat:
Forests and scrubland
Southeast Asia, e.g. China, Vietnam, Hainan, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan
- IUCN 2008 Red List: Least concern
Can you see the distinctive white hindcrown behind the Chinese Bulbuls' eyes? Because of this appearance, they are called "white-headed old men". However, they are actually very agile and able to catch flying insects! Chinese Bulbuls also feed on berries, seeds and fruits.
In Hong Kong, it is not difficult to find Chinese Bulbuls. They are one of the most common local residents. They like perching on branches in groups, or standing on tops of bushes to communicate with others using loud and cheerful calls.
Fun facts about Chinese Bulbuls
- Other than broad grasses, Chinese Bulbuls also use flowers, feathers and even things from humans like paper and cloth to build their nests!
- Chinese Bulbuls are not only commonly seen in nature, but also in Chinese traditional paintings.