The red-vented bulbul is easily identified by its short crest giving the head a squarish appearance. The body is dark brown with a scaly pattern while the head is darker or black. The rump is white while the vent is red. The black tail is tipped in white.
This is a bird of dry scrub, open forest, plains and cultivated lands
Red-vented bulbuls feed on fruits, petals of flowers nectar, insects and occasionally geckos.