White-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthopygos) - HBW 10, p. 183
French: Bulbul d’Arabie
Spanish: Bulbul Árabe
Other common names: Yellow-vented Bulbul(!), Black-capped Bulbul, White-spectacled Bulbul
Taxonomy: Ixus xanthopygos Ehrenberg, 1833, Arabia = Al Muwaylih, on coast near north end of Red Sea, Saudi Arabia.
Genus as currently constituted probably polyphyletic; in-depth analysis of morphology, voice, behaviour and genetics required to redefine its limits. Present species forms a superspecies with P. barbatus, P. nigricans, P. capensis, P. leucotis and P. leucogenys, possibly including some other species. No hybrids with P. barbatus known, and ranges apparently barely meet, but an old record of a mixed pair reported. Monotypic.
Distribution: E Mediterranean from CS Turkey, W Syria, Lebanon, Israel and W Jordan S to NE Egypt (Sinai), also W & C Iraq, W & S Saudi Arabia, Yemen, N United Arab Emirates and N & SW Oman.
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VideosSee all 7 videos
A bird bathing Locality Jerusalem, Israel (Monotypic species)
Philip Griffin 2000 9 years ago 20 sec 4.8
This bird was catched in a spiders net, but did escape after som time. Locality Dhofar Governorate, Oman
Hans Petter Kristoffersen 23 November 2010 1 year ago 21 sec 4.5
A bird perched on a rock Locality Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan
Christian Dortu 31 March 2004 4 years ago 21 sec 3.8
birds having a drink Locality Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan
Keith and Lynn Youngs 18 October 2005 31 weeks ago 21 sec 3.7
Individual on a palm with song Locality Yanbu, Al Madinah Province, Saudi Arabia
mansorea 23 June 2012 1 year ago 57 sec 3.4
A close up Locality Salalah, Dhofar Governorate, Oman (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 14 November 2010 2 years ago 7 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 41 photos
Perched on a tree
Locality Salalah, Dhofar Governorate, Oman
John A Thompson 5 November 2011 2 years ago 4.5
Bulbul eating berries
Rob Belterman 31 March 2008 3 years ago 4.3
Adult Perched On a Fence
Locality Beit Shemesh, Israel (Monotypic species)
ezzy413 17 November 2011 2 years ago 4.2
A bird eating figs.
Locality Ayn Hamran, Dhofar Governorate, Oman (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 6 January 2011 2 years ago 4.2
extremely common and very loud, but oh so cute when grooming each other at sun set...
Locality Arava Valley, Israel (Monotypic species)
Shai Agmon 27 November 2010 2 years ago 4.2
Locality Belek, Antalya Province, Turkey
cetin ceki 27 May 2012 42 weeks ago 4.1