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Another Bulbul....

Not for the Christmas tree...and that is a bauble.....this not the RedWhiskered Bulbul either, but this is the The light-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis), or Chinese Bulbul as they are commonly called here.

Here on my roof, in Saikung. now many fewer post apocolyptic typhoon.

This bulbul is abundant in lightly wooded areas, cultivated land and shrubland, whereas the red-whiskered bulbul is the common bulbul of suburbs and urban parks.

How many Bulbuls can you name.....answers below the next photograph.

Species in the same genus

  • Pycnonotus atriceps, Black-headed bulbul

  • Pycnonotus aurigaster, Sooty-headed bulbul

  • Pycnonotus blanfordi, Streak-eared bulbul

  • Pycnonotus brunneus, Asian red-eyed bulbul

  • Pycnonotus cyaniventris, Grey-bellied bulbul

  • Pycnonotus erythropthalmos, Spectacled bulbul

  • Pycnonotus eutilotus, Puff-backed bulbul

  • Pycnonotus finlaysoni, Stripe-throated bulbul

  • Pycnonotus flavescens, Flavescent bulbul

  • Pycnonotus flaviventris, Black-crested bulbul

  • Pycnonotus goiavier, Yellow-vented bulbul

  • Pycnonotus jocosus, Red-whiskered bulbul

  • Pycnonotus melanoleucos, Black-and-white bulbul

  • Pycnonotus plumosus, Olive-winged bulbul

  • Pycnonotus simplex, Cream-vented bulbul

  • Pycnonotus squamatus, Scaly-breasted bulbul

  • Pycnonotus striatus, Striated bulbul

  • Pycnonotus xanthorrhous, Brown-breasted bulbul

  • Pycnonotus zeylanicus, Straw-headed bulbul

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