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Another very common sight at Lions Park is the Crested Bulbul or the Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus). Very social, these noisy, chattering birds can be seen near the ponds, and in the branches around the Park. Catching a bird in flight is always a challenge, and a treat.

Crested Bulbul or the Red-whiskered Bulbul

(Pycnonotus jocosus). This pretty bird is a common

sight in Hong Kong, found everywhere from

woodland to gardens. They are not only frugivores

(furit eaters), they also enjoy a tasty insect. Still

favoured as a pet today, they are known to live for up

to eleven years in captivity. They have a rather

chivalrous courtship, where the male bows his bead,

drops his wings and spreads his tail. In Hong Kong

they breed from April till June.

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