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Yellow-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus penicillatus   - Adult
Yellow-eared Bulbul
Photographer : © Pathmanath Samaraweera
Location :Peak Wilderness, Sri Lanka
Date : 1 November 2009
English synonyms:Sri Lanka Yellow-eared Bulbul, Sri Lanka Bulbul, Ceylon Bulbul, Yellow-tufted Bulbul
Bird Family :Pycnonotidae - Asian Bulbuls, Finchbills & Malia
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :I could not resist visiting the peak wilderness again and did so yesterday. Fortunately it did not rain! Last time we saw at least twenty each of the Layard's Parakeet and the Sri Lanka Myna as well as two Ashy-headed Laughingthrush amongst many other species. Yesterday's highlights were about fifteen Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon and well over a hundred Orange-billed (Ceylon Rufous) Babblers. We also heard at least five Sri Lanka Whistling Thrush. - PS