White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis) - Wiki
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[Photo] White-eared Bulbul, Pycnonotus leucotis, is found in the hills and deserts of India. Shot in my garden at my desert home in Rajasthan. Shot by AshLin (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:AshLin)
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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. The species was earlier considered a conspecific of Pycnonotus leucogenys
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 magroves, 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.
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