Light-vented bulbul

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Light-vented bulbul
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Light-vented bulbul, Pycnonotus sinensis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Species: P. sinensis
Binomial name
Pycnonotus sinensis
(Gmelin, 1789)

The light-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis), also known as the Chinese bulbul, is a bird and a member of the bulbul family.

Description[edit]

The particular characteristic is the large white patch covering the nape and the sides of its black head. It also sings very brightly and variably with a 'cha-ko-lee...cha-ko-lee...' sound.

Distribution[edit]

The bulbul is common in East Asia, including Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. The birds of Taiwan are of an endemic subspecies.

Behavior[edit]

In Hong Kong, the light-vented bulbul is abundant in lightly wooded areas, cultivated land and shrubland, whereas the red-whiskered bulbul is the common bulbul of suburbs and urban parks.[1] In Taiwan, however, the light-vented bulbul dominates all of these habitats, though it is replaced along the east coast by Styan's bulbul.

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