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White Eared Bulbul

Pycnonotus leucotis

The white-eared bulbul is a member of the bulbul family. It is found in Kuwait, Bahrain, mid and southern Iraq, southern Iran,tehran iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, north-western India, in parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and on the Arabian peninsula. The species was earlier considered a conspecific of ''Pycnonotus leucogenys''.
White-eared Bulbul White-eared Bulbul seen in Keoladeo Geotagged,India,Keoladeo,Pycnonotus leucotis,White Eared Bulbul,Winter,bharatpur

Appearance

This species is very similar in appearance to the Himalayan white-cheeked bulbul ''Pycnonotus leucogenys'' 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 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.

In Iran, the natural habitat of the species is Khouzestan Province, in the southwest of the country where it feeds on dates and is generally considered a pest.
Some also call it "the bulbul of Tehran".

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderPasseriformes
FamilyPycnonotidae
GenusPycnonotus
SpeciesP. leucotis
Photographed in
India
Jordan