• Pycnonotidae: A Critical Review

    4 monthes ago - By 10,000 Birds

    The reception of bulbuls in the ornithological world is decidedly mixed. A typical description of the family is that of “a tropical African and Asian songbird that typically has a melodious voice and drab plumage”, another is “small, dull-colored passerine birds of Asia and Africa”, yet another states that they are “often rather plain”. Individual species get even harsher reviews.
    So much for motivating you to keep reading. Now, time to get to individual species.
    Take the Grey-eyed Bulbul , which eBird describes as a “drab, undistinguished-looking bulbul”.
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