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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 17:19:45

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...

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...

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

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...

2008-07-14 17:07:20

The Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier), is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is resident breeder in southeast Asia from southern Thailand and Cambodia south to Borneo and the Philippines. It is found in a wide variety of open habitats, but not deep forest. It is one of the commonest birds in cultivated areas. It appear to be nomadic, roaming from place to place regularly. The Yellow-vented Bulbul builds a well-camouflaged but fragile, loose, deep, cup-shaped nest...

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