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Red-whiskered Bulbul

Pycnonotus jocosus


This fellow was not afraid of humans and sat quietly, giving me complete time to click a few snaps. It has brown upper-parts and whitish underparts with buff flanks and a dark spur running onto the breast at shoulder level. It has a tall pointed black crest, red face patch and thin black moustachial line. The tail is long and brown with white terminal feather tips, but the vent area is red. The breeding season is spread out and peaks from December to May in southern India and March to October in northern India. Breeding may occur once or twice a year. The courtship display of the male involves head bowing, spreading the tail and drooping wings.


Seen near Tea farms.


They defend territories of about 3,000 square metres (32,000 sq ft) during the breeding season.

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Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks Jeannette.

Jeannette 9 years ago

Great shot of a beautiful bird :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks Milind!

Milind Pandit
Milind Pandit 9 years ago

Lovely Shot and wonderful details !

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Thanks again Sachin :-)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago


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Kerala, India

Spotted on Jul 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 31, 2012

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