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Red-whiskered Bulbul

Pycnonotus jocosus


The first thing you will notice about this Bulbul is its tall black crest and the bright red face patch. It also has a black face with a white cheek and a black line which extends down from its bill. It has a white fore neck, throat, and underparts. It sports a slender black bill, short legs and a long slender tail. The tail is black with a white tip and red converts. Juveniles are duller overall than the adults. They lack the red facial patch and have grayish-brown crowns. Red-Whiskered Bulbuls are popular as caged birds because of their cheerful songs. According to Wikipedia, they are common in Indian bazaars and can be taught to sit on a hand.


This is a bird of lightly wooded areas, more open country with bushes and shrubs, and farmland.

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adrika.2612 9 years ago

thank you!:)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

nice sharing adrika,
welcome to noah,

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Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Jun 7, 2012
Submitted on Jul 24, 2012

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