Himalayan bulbul

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Himalayan bulbul
Himalayan Bulbul Nabarun Sadhya.jpg
In Pangot - Nainital district - Uttarakhand, India.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Species: P. leucogenys
Binomial name
Pycnonotus leucogenys
(Gray, 1835)
Himalayan bulbul, Punjab, India
Himalayan BulbulScientific name: Pycnonotus leucogenys Shimla Water catchment Area Himachal Pradesh

The Himalayan bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogenys) or White-cheeked Bulbul is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. If they are mixed with humans from a young age, they will become friendly to humans. It is found in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent as well as some adjoining areas. It is found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Tajikistan. It is the national bird of Bahrain.[2]


Himalayan bulbul length is about 18 cm, wingspan of 25.5 to 28 cm and the weight of an average of about 30 g. Bird's head, throat, and crest are black and white . The back side, and a lengthy tail are brown, the underside and pale yellow . Both sexes have the same color. The song is a beautiful 4-piece whistle, which resembles an accelerated oriole whistle.


Himalayan bulbul is at the[where?] and the forests, and in the rich shrub layer. They also appear at gardens and roadsides. Sometimes you can also find him in the gardens and parks where human visitors leave food. This invites flies and other insects that are its main food.


This bulbul is preparing a small cup-shaped nest, made of herbs, roots and twigs. the nest is usually built in the bush or low tree branch. The female lays usually three eggs, which are incubated for 12 days. The chicks leave the nest 9–11 days old. Flips are evaluated as two or three during the summer. During the breeding of this bird is very combative towards other birds.


This bulbul eat insects and other small invertebrates, and berries, fruits, seeds, buds and nectar.