The Red-Whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) is a bird in the Pycnonotidae family. It is also known as the Crested Bulbul.
The Red-Whiskered Bulbul has brown feathers with white underparts. It has a black crest, red cheeks, and thin black moustache. Its tail is long and brown with white tips. The vent area is red.
It grows to about 20 centimetres (8 inches) tall.
It is found in Asia, in tropical countries such as India.
The Red-Whiskered Bulbul prefers wooded areas and open bushlands. It is a frugivore because it feeds on fruit. It supplements its diet with insects.
The female lays 2-3 pale mauve eggs with speckles, which hatch after about 12 days. Both parents look after the chicks.
The lifespan of the Red-Whiskered Bulbul is about 11 years.
Location of photographs: Paris Zoo, France
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM