Monday, 10 February 2014

Pycnonotus leucogenys (Himalayan Bulbul) - Sikim Brd

Pycnonotus leucogenys (Himalayan Bulbul)

Venue: Sungdung, Rongli,  East Sikkim

Date: January 6, 2014
Pic: Swarup Rai



Scientific classification

Kingdom:       Animalia
Phylum:          Chordata
Class:              Aves
Order:            Passeriformes
Family:           Pycnonotidae
Genus:            Pycnonotus
Species:           P. leucogenys

Binomial name: Pycnonotus leucogenys (Gray, 1835)

Other Names:  Himalayan bulbul or White-cheeked Bulbul


Special feature:  If they are mixed with humans from a young age, they will become friendly to humans. It is the national bird of Bahrain. (Wikipedia)

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