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Red-whiskered Bulbul

(engl: Red-whiskered Bulbul)

Feathers or hair?

The plumage is long, soft and loose. They are named after the red whisker mark under their eye. Red-whiskered Bulbuls are usually olive green, yellow or brown coloured, usually the genders of a species have the same colour.

Wit-ti-wet quiep kwil-ya

Translated into human sounds, the chirping of the Red-whiskered Bulbuls sound something like that. Thanks to their loud vocalisations, you can usually hear the  Red-whiskered Bulbuls before you see them.  Red-whiskered Bulbuls are commonly kept as caged birds in Asia.

Rotohrbülbül, Foto: Tom Burger
Rotohrbülbül, Foto: Tom Burger
Verbreitungsgebiet: Rotohrbülbül
Verbreitungsgebiet: Rotohrbülbül
Scientific Surname Pycnonotus jocosus
Order Passerines
Family Pycnonotidae
Size 18 - 20 cm
Weight 25 - 31 g
Reproduction breeding period: 12-14 days, 2-4 eggs
Distribution India, South East Asia , China
Habitat thin forests , Parks
Food Fruits, Nectar, Insects
Livestock secured
Lifespan ca. 15 Jahre