Red-Whiskered Bulbul

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.

Red-Whiskered Bulbul

Red-Whiskered Bulbul

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.

Red-Whiskered Bulbul

Red-Whiskered Bulbul

Red-Whiskered Bulbul

Red-Whiskered Bulbul

Red-Whiskered Bulbul

Red-Whiskered Bulbul

Red-Whiskered Bulbul

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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