Red-whiskered bulbul

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Red-whiskered bulbul


Red-whiskered bulbul


Scientific Name:  Pycnonotus Jocosus

Wing Span: up to 28 cm

Length: up to 20 cm

Weight : up to 28 g

red whiskered bulbul facts


  • The Red-Whiskered Bulbul or also known as the Crested Bulbul , eats a wide range of different foods, ranging from fruit to seeds ( including those of the yellow oleander that are toxic to mammals ) , nectar small insects and other arthropods and even small vertebrates,
  • Their 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
  • It is more often heard than seen, but will often perch conspicuously especially in the mornings when they call from the tops of trees . The Red whiskered bulbul has a life span of about 11 years.  


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