Alternative name: White-cheeked Bulbul
- Pycnonotus leucogenys
19–20 cm (7½-8 in)
This species is distinguished by its black head, white cheeks and yellow patch under tail.
The former subspecies humii is now believed to be a hybrid population between White-eared Bulbul and Himalayan Bulbul.
The species has recently been split from White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis); the pre-split species used to be called White-cheeked Bulbul.
Wooded valleys and bushy hillsides.
Their diet consists of berries, mistletoe, seeds and buds.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Himalayan Bulbul. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Himalayan_Bulbul
Notice that the following Gallery search may find both this species and the White-eared Bulbul, because the scientific name stayed the same as the pre-split name.