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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.