Red-whiskered bulbul

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from Red-whiskered Bulbul)
Jump to: navigation, search
Red-whiskered bulbul
Red whiskered Bulbul I IMG 7818.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Binomial name
Pycnonotus jocosus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The red-whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) is a species of bird. It belongs in the family Pycnonotidae. It is found mainly in tropical Asia. It has been introduced in many tropical areas of the world. It feeds on fruits, nectar and small insects. Their calls are a loud kick-pettigrew . They are very common in many hill forests and urban gardens. They have a red patch behind the eye, which juveniles lack. They are often found perching on top of trees and bushes. They now even thrive in cities in different parts of the world.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2009). Pycnonotus jocosus. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2008. Retrieved on 3 November 2009.