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Birds

White-eared
Bulbul

Least Concern

Decreasing

White-eared Bulbul

Pycnonotus leucotis

The White-eared Bulbul is a member of the bulbul family. It is found in Kuwait, mid and southern Iraq, southern Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, north-western India, in parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and on the Arabian peninsula.

This species is very similar in appearance to the Himalayan White-cheeked Bulbul but smaller and uncrested and with a larger white cheek patch. It has a pale bare eye-ring. The vent is orange yellow. Male and female are alike.

It is found in scrub forest and gardenland. Also found in flocks or pairs in the mangroves, gorging on the fruits of the Meswak bush. Usually seen in pairs or small groups. It feeds on fruits and insects, and breeds in March-June.

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Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    રણ બુલબુલ
  • Marathi:
    शुभ्रकर्ण बुलबुल
  • Sanskrit:
    शुभ्रकर्ण गोवत्सक
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
PYCNONOTIDAE
Pycnonotus leucotis

White-eared Bulbul

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