Himalayan Bulbul

Conservation status

Least Concern

Population Trend


Alternate Names

Himalayan White-cheeked Bulbul

Native Habitat

Woodland, Town


Insects, Fruits, Nectar


Himalayan Bulbul

Pycnonotus leucogenys

It is found in the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent as well as some adjoining areas. 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. This Bulbul eat insects and other small invertebrates, and berries, fruits, seeds, buds and nectar.

Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    કનરા બુલબુલ
  • Nepali:
    तार्के जुरेली
  • Tamil:
    இமயமலை சின்னான்
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Pycnonotus leucogenys

Quick Facts
  • It is the national bird of Bahrain.