Backyard Birds

Light-vented Bulbuls (also Chinese Bulbul), Pycnonotus sinensis,

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The Light-vented Bulbuls Pycnonotus sinensis(also known as Chinese Bulbuls,- are common in East Asia. The population can be found in Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Those occurring in Taiwan are considered a subspecies.



It has a large white patch covering the nape and the sides of its black head.

It’s song is described as a ‘cha-ko-lee…cha-ko-lee…’ sound.


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