Red-whiskered bulbul

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Red-whiskered bulbul
Red whiskered Bulbul I IMG 7818.jpg
Scientific classification
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". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 November 2009.