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White-eared bulbul

Pycnonotus leucotis

Description:

The white-eared bulbul is a member of the bulbul family. It is found in KuwaitBahrain, mid and southern Iraq, southern Iran,tehran iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, north-western India, in parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and on the Arabian peninsula. The species was earlier considered a conspecific of Pycnonotus leucogenys. 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. The vent is orange yellow. Sexes are alike. 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 pairs or small groups. It feeds on fruits and insects, and breeds in March–June. In Iran, the natural habitat of the species is Khouzestan Province, in the southwest of the country where it feeds on dates and is generally considered a pest. Some also call it "The Bulbul of Tehran".

Habitat:

Bharatpur - Dec 2014

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1 Comment

staccyh
staccyh 6 years ago

Lovely series!

marirs
Spotted by
marirs

Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 20, 2014
Submitted on Jan 2, 2015

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