White-spectacled bulbul

Distinctive facial markings encircling its eyes, from which it derives its name.

Assaf Levy

This bird showcases olive-brown upperparts, a yellowish vent, and, as the name suggests, striking white patches around the eyes, giving it a distinctive appearance. Found in various habitats, including gardens, forests, and urban areas, this adaptable bird is native to parts of Asia, including the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

The White-spectacled bulbul is an omnivore, feeding on a diverse diet that includes fruits, insects, and small berries. Its melodious and varied song adds to the vibrant atmosphere of its surroundings. Known for its sociable nature, the White-spectacled bulbul often forms small groups and engages in communal activities such as foraging and bathing.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Egypt
2016
Iraq
2016
Seasonality Uncertain
Israel
2016
Jordan
2016
Lebanon
2016
Oman
2016
Saudi Arabia
2016
Syria
2016
Turkey
2016
UAE
2016
Yemen
2016

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No