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Birds

Himalayan
Bulbul

Least Concern

Increasing

Himalayan Bulbul

Pycnonotus leucogenys

It is found in the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent as well as some adjoining areas. Himalayan Bulbul length is about 18 cm, wingspan of 25.5 to 28 cm and the weight of an average of about 30 g. Bird's head, throat, and crest are black and white . The back side, and a lengthy tail are brown, the underside and pale yellow . Both sexes have the same color. The song is a beautiful 4-piece whistle, which resembles an accelerated Oriole whistle. This Bulbul eat insects and other small invertebrates, and berries, fruits, seeds, buds and nectar.

Himalayan White-cheeked Bulbul

Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    કનરા બુલબુલ
  • Nepali:
    तार्के जुरेली
  • Tamil:
    இமயமலை சின்னான்
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
PYCNONOTIDAE
Pycnonotus leucogenys

Quick Facts
  • It is the national bird of Bahrain.
Himalayan Bulbul

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