Name – Bulbul
Scientific Name : Pycnonotidae
Type : Birds
Age : upto 11 years
Diet : herbivores
Length : 14 to 28 cm
Weight : 26 g To 46 g
Colour : one species is colourful with yellow, red or orange vents, cheeks, throat or supercilia, but most are drab, with uniform olive-brown to black plumage.
Skin Type : Feathers
Wingspan : 28 cm(adults)
Current Population : XXXXX
Current Population Trend : XXXXX
Native : most of Africa and into the Middle East, tropical Asia to Indonesia, and north as far as Japan.
Main Prey : ranging from fruit to seeds, nectar, small insects and other arthropods and even small vertebrates.
Habitat : diverse tropical habitats
Predators : cats, crows, coucals, snakes, and arboreal Calotes lizards
Favourite Food : fruits, petals of flowers, nectar.
- The bulbuls were traditionally divided into four classes, which were named after the genera Pycnonotus, Phyllastrephus, Criniger, and Chlorocichla.
- Bulbuls are usually monogamous. One rare example is the yellow-whiskered greenbul, which tends to be polygamous and engages in a lekking scheme at least in part of its range.
- Few species often have alloparenting systems, in which non-breeders, typically the young from earlier clutches, aid in the rearing of the offspring of a dominant breeding pair. The female incubates up to five purple-pink eggs laid in open tree nests. Incubation usually lasts 11–14 days, with chicks hatching after 12–16 days.
- Bulbuls and greenbuls, in general, are immune to human environmental pressures and withstand disturbed habitat. Human activities are known to be a threat to about 13 species, the majority of which are specialised tree species endangered by habitat destruction.
- They are active, disruptive, and plain-colour birds that can cause harm to orchards.