Red-whiskered Bulbul

Red-whiskered Bulbul ,Photo: Sadat Amin Khan

সিপাহি বুলবুলি / সিপাই

 Pycnonotus jocosus (Linnaeus, 1758)


রাজ্য/ Kingdom: Animalia
বর্গ / Order: Passeriformes
পরিবার / Family: Pycnonotidae
গন / Genus: Pycnonotus
প্রজাতি/ Species: P. jocosus


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Description

The red-whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus), or crested bulbul, is a passerine bird found in Asia. It is a member of the bulbul family. It is a resident frugivore found mainly in tropical Asia. It has been introduced in many tropical areas of the world where populations have established themselves. It feeds on fruits and small insects. Red-whiskered bulbuls perch conspicuously on trees and have a loud three or four note call. They are very common in hill forests and urban gardens within their range.

The red-whiskered bulbul is about 20 centimetres (7.9 in) in length. 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. Juveniles lack the red patch behind the eye, and the vent area is rufous-orange.

The loud and evocative call is a sharp kink-a-joo (also transcribed as pettigrew or kick-pettigrew or pleased to meet you) and the song is a scolding chatter. They are more often heard than seen, but will often perch conspicuously especially in the mornings when they call from the tops of trees. The life span is about 11 years.

Ref: https://www.wikipedia.org/

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