Red-vented Bulbul

Red-vented Bulbul
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer stanfordi, Nabang (24.769385, 97.573900), Yunnan, China, elev. 350 m (1,150 ft.), January. (Craig Brelsford)

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer stanfordi is common resident extreme western Yunnan. HABITAT Open forests, scrubby areas, cultivated land. Usually the predominant bulbul in parks and towns. ID Face, weak crest, and throat black; ear coverts brown; nape, mantle, and breast grey scaled brown. Belly grey; vent bright red. Wings brown with whitish tips on coverts forming thin wing bars. Rump whitish. Tail dark with white tips. Juvenile duller. BARE PARTS Bill, feet black. VOICE Grating chatter and clear whistles. — Craig Brelsford

THE BULBULS OF CHINA covers most members of Pycnonotidae in China. Click any link below:

White-throated Bulbul Alophoixus flaveolus
Puff-throated Bulbul A. pallidus
Striated Bulbul Alcurus striatus
Grey-eyed Bulbul Iole propinqua
Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala
Chestnut Bulbul H. castanonotus
Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii
Brown-eared Bulbul Hypsipetes amaurotis
Black Bulbul H. leucocephalus
Black-headed Bulbul Brachypodius melanocephalos
Black-crested Bulbul Rubigula flaviventris
Crested Finchbill Spizixos canifrons
Collared Finchbill S. semitorques
Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni
Flavescent Bulbul P. flavescens
Brown-breasted Bulbul P. xanthorrhous
Light-vented Bulbul P. sinensis
Red-whiskered Bulbul P. jocosus
Yellow-vented Bulbul P. goiavier
Red-vented Bulbul P. cafer
Sooty-headed Bulbul P. aurigaster
Himalayan Bulbul P. leucogenys

See also:

Styan’s Bulbul Pycnonotus taivanus


Daniel Bengtsson served as chief ornithological consultant for Craig Brelsford’s Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of China, from which this species description is drawn.

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