Red-Whiskered Bulbul

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.

Red-Whiskered Bulbul

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. 

Red-Whiskered Bulbul
Red-Whiskered Bulbul
Red-Whiskered Bulbul

Location of photographs: Paris Zoo, France

Photographer: Martina Nicolls


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