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Red-vented Bulbul

Pycnonotus cafer


Medium sized bird. Red vent (obviously). Small crest that is sometimes raised.Feathers give a scaly appearance.


My rooftop terrace where I put out over ripe bananas for birds and civet- cats. It also brings its chicks...the same way its parents introduced it.


This bird sings sweetly and is extremely territorial; pugnaciously so. It chases away crows which are much larger in size and simply won't let the red-whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) even peck at the food I put out...not even when there is enough to spare!

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SukanyaDatta 7 months ago

Thank you, Tukup.

Tukup 7 months ago

Great shot Sukanya. You even caught a little of the red on the venter. Thanks for sharing.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Jul 15, 2020
Submitted on Jul 23, 2020

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