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Himalayan Bulbul

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Alternative name: White-cheeked Bulbul

Pycnonotus leucogenys
Photo by dineshaggPhoto taken: Himalayan Foothills
Photo by dineshagg
Photo taken: Himalayan Foothills



Sometimes called White-cheeked Bulbul; see note in Taxonomy section.

This species is distinguished by its black head, white cheeks and yellow patch under tail. Size: 20 cm


It is a widespread resident in Himalayas, but also found west to Iraq and the Arabian Peninsula.


This species has three or four subspecies depending on authority: leucogenys, mesopotamiae (including dacylys ?), and humii. The species has recently been split from White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis); the pre-split species used to be called White-cheeked Bulbul, a name sometimes still used for Himalayan Bulbul.




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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.


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