White-eared Bulbul

The White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis), is a member of the bulbul family. It is found in southern Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and north-western India, parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh. 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.

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. Sexes are alike. It is usually seen in pairs or small groups. It feeds on fruits and insects, and breeds in March-June.

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