• Nidhi Ramasubramanian

Red-whiskered Bulbul #Birdword

Updated: Jan 29

I usually go to a place called Valley School for birdwatching. One day, I saw a red-whiskered bulbul eating peppers from a pepper plant. After it saw us it flew away to another branch where another red-whiskered bulbul joined it.






 



This medium-sized bird is brown above and white below. It has a long black crest and brown necklace-like strip on its underparts. It has a bright red patch on its ear which earns it its name. It also has a red undertail.

It is usually found in gardens, orchards, forest edges and open forests


The part of the bird which is red is called "whiskers". It is a very distinct feature to identify it.




 

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