Red-vented bulbul

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Red-vented bulbul
Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) feeding at Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) at Kolkata I IMG 2535.jpg
P. c. bengalensis (Kolkata, India)
Scientific classification
Binomial name
Pycnonotus cafer
(Linnaeus, 1766)

The red-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) is a species of bird. It belongs in the family Pycnonotidae.

The bird is found in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Burma and southwestern China. It has been introduced to many Pacific islands including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Hawaii. It has also been introduced in parts of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand. It is included among the world's worst introduced species.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2009). "Pycnonotus cafer". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 03 November 2009. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Lowe S.; et al. (2000). 100 of the World’s worst invasive alien species: a selection from the Global Invasive Species Database (PDF). The Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).