No.463 Brown-eared Bulbul Hypsipetes amaurotis

L=27.5cm

Rank : 1
Resident
 Very common resident throughout Asakawa River basin. Often used as a measure-bird that helps as a measure to indicate the size of birds together with Tree Sparrow and White-cheeked Starling (e.g. gItfs larger than White-cheeked Starling, but smaller than Brown-eared Bulbulh) . Reveals its presence with its very noisy , peet peet, piiyieyo.  Although it is a resident, the number of the species increases in spring and in autumn according to our regular counting; possibly indicating some additions by migratory birds. More than 100 flocks are sometimes observed during the season.
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Adult

Fledgling

Feeding Station

Flock