Grey Hypocolius

The Hypocolius is a slim bird with a long tail, slight crest and thick, short hook-tipped bill. Its shape and soft, satiny plumage resembles that of the waxwing. Birds are mainly a uniform grey or brownish-grey colour, with males having a black triangular mask around the eyes. They have white-tipped black primary wing feathers and a black terminal band on the tail. Adults are about 19–21 cm in length.

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The Grey Hypocolius is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Hypocolius or Grey Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus) is a small passerine bird species. It is the sole member of the genus Hypocolius and it is placed in a family of its own, the Hypocoliidae. This slender and long tailed bird is found in the dry semi-desert region of northern Africa, Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and western India. They fly in flocks and forage mainly on fruits, migrating south in winter. More

Male grey hypocolius perched in bush© Neil Bowman / Grey hypocolius© Hanne & Jens Eriksen Grey hypocolius perched on branch© Hanne & Jens Eriksen Female grey hypocolius feeding on fruiting bush© Neil Bowman / Male grey hypocolius calling© Neil Bowman / More

Grey Hypocolius - a Bahrain Experience When ever I take someone along to the Hypocolius roost close to Saar I always insist on punctuality. I'm certain many visitors are bemused at my insistence but to enjoy the spectacle of the evening display, it is always best to be in place before the days first arrivals. The time varies in a season by up to half an hour according to the length of the day but I always try to arrive at the site around 3.30pm. More

The Grey Hypocolius is a highly sought-after Middle East special that few people have seen well. Bahrain’s birders have probably seen more than anyone else, but even they’re excited about a new roost they’ve discovered. Check out the photos here to see why! Have you seen the cool 10,000 Birds t-shirts? Get yours today! Explore These Related Posts * No Related Post ... More

Grey Hypocolius, India, Little Rann of Kutch Dec 09 © Jonathan Newman Female at roost post-dawn Grey Hypocolius - Grey Hypocolius, India, Little Rann of Kutch Dec 09 © Jonathan Newman Male at roost post-dawn Grey Hypocolius - Grey Hypocolius, India, Gujarat, Greater Rann of Kutch Dec 2009 © Ian Merrill Birdtour Asia Grey Hypocolius - More

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The grey hypocolius is an extremely rare bird and is to be found only in a very small area within the Greater Rann of Kutch (GRK), Gujarat, India. It looks like a shrike at first glance, but the shape of the mask is different, and the male has a terminal tail band. grey-headed-fish-eagle.jpg grey-heron.jpg grey-hypocolius.jpg honey-buzzard.jpg indian-bustard-3.jpg File information Filename: grey-hypocolius. More

Grey Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus) Male (enlarged x2) Filmed at Thumamah, Saudi Arabia March 1993 using Canon EX1 Hi8 Video Camera.all » Grey Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus) Male (enlarged x2) Filmed at Thumamah, Saudi Arabia March 1993 using Canon EX1 Hi8 Video Camera.« Download video - iPod/PSPDownload is starting. Save file to your computer. If the download does not start automatically, right-click this link and choose "Save As". How to get videos onto the iPod or PSP. Embed video ▲ ▼ Playlist: Related videos Loading... More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Bombycillidae
Genus : Hypocolius
Species : ampelinus
Authority : Bonaparte, 1850