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Bulbuls

Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae) are a family of 148 species of medium-sized passerine songbirds. Many forest species are known as greenbuls. The word Bulbul derives from Persian, meaning nightingale.

The family is distributed across most of Africa and into the Middle East, tropical Asia to Indonesia, and north as far as Japan. A few insular species occur on the tropical islands of the Indian Ocean. While some species are found in most habitats, overall African species are predominately found in rainforest whilst rainforest species are rare in Asia, instead preferring more open areas.

Bulbuls are highly vocal, with the calls of most species being described as nasal or gravelly. The Red-whiskered Bulbuls and Red-vented Bulbuls have been captured for the pet trade in great numbers and, has been widely introduced to tropical and subtropical areas, for example southern Florida, Fiji, Australia and Hawaii.
Black-collared Bulbul (Neolestes torquatus)
Black-collared Bulbul (Neolestes torquatus)
Pale-olive Greenbul (Phyllastrephus fulviventris)
Pale-olive Greenbul (Phyllastrephus fulviventris)
Cabanis's Greenbul (Phyllastrephus cabanisi)
Cabanis's Greenbul (Phyllastrephus cabanisi)
Angolan Greenbul (Phyllastrephus viridiceps)
Angolan Greenbul (Phyllastrephus viridiceps)
Sooty-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus aurigaster)
Sooty-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus aurigaster)
Cinereous Bulbul (Hemixos cinereus cinereus)
Cinereous Bulbul (Hemixos cinereus cinereus)
Aceh Bulbul (Pycnonotus snouckaerti)
Aceh Bulbul (Pycnonotus snouckaerti)
Spot-necked Bulbul (Alcurus tympanistrigus)
Spot-necked Bulbul (Alcurus tympanistrigus)
Spot-necked Bulbul (Alcurus tympanistrigus)
Spot-necked Bulbul (Alcurus tympanistrigus)
Cream-striped Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogrammicus)
Cream-striped Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogrammicus)
Sumatran Bulbul (Ixos sumatranus)
Sumatran Bulbul (Ixos sumatranus)
Cream-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus simplex)
Cream-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus simplex)
Yellow-bellied Bulbul (Alophoixus phaeocephalus)
Yellow-bellied Bulbul (Alophoixus phaeocephalus)
Orange-spotted Bulbul (Pycnonotus bimaculatus)
Orange-spotted Bulbul (Pycnonotus bimaculatus)
Baumann's Olive Greenbul (Phyllastrephus baumanni)
Baumann's Olive Greenbul (Phyllastrephus baumanni)
Honeyguide Greenbul (Baeopogon indicator)
Honeyguide Greenbul (Baeopogon indicator)
Ruby-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus dispar)
Ruby-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus dispar)
Cream-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus simplex prillwitzi)
Cream-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus simplex prillwitzi)
Orange-spotted Bulbul (Pycnonotus bimaculatus)
Orange-spotted Bulbul (Pycnonotus bimaculatus)
Javan Bulbul (Ixos virescens)
Javan Bulbul (Ixos virescens)
Stripe-faced Greenbul (Arizelocichla striifacies)
Stripe-faced Greenbul (Arizelocichla striifacies)
Grey-olive Greenbul (Phyllastrephus cerviniventris)
Grey-olive Greenbul (Phyllastrephus cerviniventris)
Yellow-throated Greenbul (Arizelocichla chlorigula)
Yellow-throated Greenbul (Arizelocichla chlorigula)
Stripe-cheeked Greenbul (Arizelocichla milanjensis)
Stripe-cheeked Greenbul (Arizelocichla milanjensis)
Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)
Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)
White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis)
White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis)
White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis)
White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis)
White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis)
White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis)
Madagascar Bulbul (Hypsipetes m. madagascariensis)
Madagascar Bulbul (Hypsipetes m. madagascariensis)
Mohéli Bulbul (Hypsipetes moheliensis)
Mohéli Bulbul (Hypsipetes moheliensis)
Grande Comore Bulbul (Hypsipetes parvirostris)
Grande Comore Bulbul (Hypsipetes parvirostris)
Grande Comore Bulbul (Hypsipetes parvirostris)
Grande Comore Bulbul (Hypsipetes parvirostris)
Tablas Bulbul (Hypsipetes [siquijorensis] cinereiceps)
Tablas Bulbul (Hypsipetes [siquijorensis] cinereiceps)
Siquijor Bulbul (Ixos [s.] siquijorensis)
Siquijor Bulbul (Ixos [s.] siquijorensis)
Philippine Bulbul (Ixos philippinus)
Philippine Bulbul (Ixos philippinus)
Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier)
Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier)
Eastern Bearded Greenbul (Criniger chloronotus)
Eastern Bearded Greenbul (Criniger chloronotus)