Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Red-vented Bulbul

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The Red-vented Bulbul is the most common of the bulbuls found in Sri Lanka. It is a frequent garden visitor in viallages and even in densley populated cities. It is a resident breeder in southern asia and has been introduced and established itself in the wild in many pacific islands. Due to its ability to establish itself in new environments, it has been included  among the worlds worst invasive spiecies list.

The Red-vented bulbul is easily identified by its short crest which gives the head a squarish appearance.The body is dark brown with a scaly pattern while the head is darker or black. Sexes are similar in plumage but young birds are duller than adults.

Source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-vented_Bulbul

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