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White-eared Bulbul

Pycnonotus leucotis


The White-eared Bulbul, Pycnonotus leucotis is a member of the bulbul family. It is found in Kuwait, Bahrain, mid an southern Iraq, southern Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, north-western India, in parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and on the Arabian Peninsula. This species is very similar in appearance to the Himalayan White-cheeked Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogenys) but smaller and uncrested and with a larger white cheek patch. It has a pale bare eye-ring. It is found in scrub forest and gardenland. Also found in flocks or pairs in the mangroves, gorging on the fruits of the Meswak bush. Usually seen in parts of small groups. It feeds on fruits and insects, and breeds in March-June.


They are intelligent creatures. They move fast. Their favorite food is cucumber. Their sound is nice and they can be your friend like dogs.

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Slêmanî, السليمانية, Iraq

Lat: 35.59, Long: 45.42

Spotted on May 1, 2012
Submitted on May 1, 2012


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