Hypocolius ampelinus

male

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Class: Aves, Family: Hypocollidae

Species: Hypocolius ampelinus

Common Name: Grey Hypocolius

Description: Passage Migrant/Winter Visitor. Males have a black face mask while females are plain faced. Feed mainly on fruit and berries and can be found in the agricultural areas of the island such as Budaiya and Hamala. Very little is known about their ecology and where they go after departing the island is also unknown.

Information Source: Bahrain First National Report to the CBD (2006); Birds of Dilmun (2014)