The Red-Whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) is a bird.
The Red-Whiskered Bulbul has brown feathers with white underparts. It has a black crest, red face patch and thin black moustache. Its tail is long and brown with white tips. The vent area is red. It has a black beak and black legs.
It grows to about 20 centimetres (8 inches) tall.
It is found in Asia, in tropical countries such as India. The photographed Red-Whiskered Bulbul was on the island of Mauritius.
The Red-Whiskered Bulbul prefers wooded areas and open bushlands. It feeds on fruit and insects.
Females lay 2-3 pale mauve eggs with speckles, which hatch after about 12 days. Both parents look after the chicks.
The life span is about 11 years.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM