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Birds

Black
Bulbul

Least Concern

Stable

Black Bulbul

Hypsipetes leucocephalus

The black bulbul is 24-25 cm in length, with a long tail. The body plumage ranges from slate grey to shimmering black, depending on the race. The beak, legs, and feet are all red and the head has a black fluffy crest. Sexes are similar in plumage, but young birds lack the crest, have whitish underparts with a grey breast band, and have a brown tint to the upperparts. They have a black streak behind the eye and on the ear coverts.

Himalayan Black Bulbul, Asian Black Bulbul

Regional Names
  • Hindi:
    दुर्कल
  • Nepali:
    बाख्रे जुरेली
  • Sanskrit:
    पर्यण्टिका
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
PYCNONOTIDAE
Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Quick Facts
  • This bird has been reported to make a call resembling a goat kid, throwing back its neck when calling.
Black Bulbul

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