I am not an expert, but the distinct grey spot on the bird's cheek is usually not seen in Pycnonotus xanthopygos. May be it hybridizes with White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis)? I observed a couple of birds at this location and they all showed the grey spot. Expert's opinions highly appreciated!
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CitationLutz Duerselen, IBC1471477. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1471477.
Lutz Duerselen, IBC1471477. Photo of White-spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthopygos at Ash Sharqiyah Governorate, Oman. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1471477.
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