Alternative name: Yellow-vented Bulbul (not to be confused with the South-east Asian species Pycnonotus goiavier); White-eyed Bulbul
- Pycnonotus xanthopygos
19-21cm (7½-8¼ in)
- Sexes similar
- Browner hood
- Less obvious eye-rings than the adults
Oak forests, fruit plantations, desert wadis, gardens, city parks.
Their diet consists mostly of a wide variety of both wild and cultivated fruit with the addition of some seeds and invertebrates. They also occasionally eat nectar, flowers and leaves.
They build a small cup nest formed from thin twigs, grass, leaves and moss, lined with hair. It is placed in a bush.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2017)
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) White-spectacled Bulbul. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 11 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/White-spectacled_Bulbul