Bulbuls

Introduced by Europeans, the Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus is a small bird with short wings and an erect crest. A previous introduction, the Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer, was established for a period but is now extinct in Australia.

Scientific name: Pycnonotidae (family)

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Red-whiskered Bulbul

  What does it look like?   It is instantly identifiable by its pointed black crest.  The remaining plumage is brown above, with a white cheek and throat, mottled underparts and reddish undertail.  The red whisker, from where it derives its name is situated below the eye, but is often difficult to see. Where does it live?  The Red-whiskered Bulbul is a native of southern Asia.  Since its introduction into ...