Sunday, February 2, 2014

Yellow-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus penicillatus)

P. penicillatus in 5000 rupee note of Sri Lanka
Engish:     Yellow eared Bulbul
Scientific: Pycnonotus penicillatus
Sinhala:    ලංකා පීතකන් කොන්ඩයා [Lanka
                  Peetha-kan Kondaya]

Yellow eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus penicillatus) is an endemic bird of Sri Lanka. Restricted to the highlands and can be seen commonly in Peak wilderness, Horton plains and Piduruthalagala nature reserve. It feeds on insects and fruits.

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