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2009-07-30 12:40:00

Scientists have discovered a songbird with a bald head - the first of a new species of songbirds in Asia. Writing in the July issue of the Oriental Bird Club's journal Forktail, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Melbourne say the "Bare-faced Bulbul" is the first new species of bulbul to be discovered in Asia in more than 100 years. Scientists describe the bird as greenish-olive with a light-colored breast, distinctive featherless, pink face with bluish skin...


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2008-07-14 17:17:39

The Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus), is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is a widespread resident breeder throughout Africa. This bird is found everywhere except dense forest and treeless expanses. The Common Bulbul is about 7 inches in length, with a long tail. It has a dark brown head and upperparts. The underparts are gray-brown apart from white or yellow, depending on the subspecies, around the vent. Sexes are similar in plumage. The flight is bouncing and...

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2008-07-14 17:14:49

The Himalayan Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogenys), also known as the White-cheeked Bulbul, is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Slightly smaller than the Myna, it is distinguished by its black head, white cheeks and yellow patch under tail. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-07-14 17:11:46

The Black-fronted Bulbul (Pycnonotus nigricans), is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is about 7.5 to 8.6 inches long and weighs 1.1 ounces. It has a dark slightly crested head, black bill, prominent red eye-ring, brown back and tail, yellow vent, and light brown breast shading downwards to white...

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2008-07-14 17:05:35

The Brown-breasted Bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthorrhous), is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. It is found in China, Hong Kong, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-07-14 16:57:57

The Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus), is a member of the bulbul family. It is resident in tropical Asia from Pakistan and India through to southeast Asia and China. It has been introduced to New South Wales, Los Angeles, Mauritius and Florida. This is a bird of lightly wooded areas, more open country with bushes and shrubs, and farmland. It is more often heard than seen, but will perch conspicuously on occasions. The Red-whiskered Bulbul is about 7 inches in length. It has brown...

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