Order Passeriformes

Family Pycnonotidae

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  • Medium-sized, slender-bodied, short-necked passerines with rounded wings, longish tail, relatively small legs, and medium-length bill, often with prominent rictal bristles; plumage generally sombre, many with crest.
  • Africa and southern Asia.
  • Forest, woodland, scrub and thickets.
  • 13-29 cm.
  • 31 genera, 157 species, 344 taxa.
  • 14 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2019). Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52306 on 9 December 2019).