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Jeff Wendorff's photography portfolio of Bulbuls in the family, Pycnonotidae.

Bulbuls Wiki
The Bulbuls are a family, Pycnonotidae, of medium-sized passerine songbirds. Many forest species are known as greenbuls, brownbuls, leafloves, or bristlebills. 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 There are over 150 species in 27 genera. While some species are found in most habitats, the African species are predominantly found in the rainforest while rainforest species are rare in Asia, instead preferring more open areas.

Bulbuls are short-necked slender passerines. The tails are long and the wings short and rounded. In almost all species the bill is slightly elongated and slightly hooked at the end. They vary in length from 13 cm for the little greenbul to 29 cm in the Straw-headed Bulbul. Overall the sexes are alike, although the females tend to be slightly smaller. In a few species, the differences are so great that they have been described as functionally different species. The soft plumage of some species is colorful with yellow, red or orange vents, cheeks, throat or supercilia, but most are drab, with uniform olive-brown to black plumage. Species with dull colored eyes often sport contrasting eyerings. Some have very distinct crests. Bulbuls are highly vocal, with the calls of most species being described as nasal or gravelly. One author described the song of the Brown-eared Bulbul as "the most unattractive noises made by any bird."

The word bulbul derives from Arabic: بلبل‎‎, meaning nightingale. Given the poor reputation of their vocalization, this is a little bit weird.

Bulbuls Photographed
African Red-eyed Bulbul, Pycnonotus nigricans
Common Bulbul, Pycnonotus barbatus
Swamp Palm Bulbul, Thescelocichla leucopleura

Collective Noun Bulbuls
Another bird left out of the wonders of collective nouns. Let's go with an orchestra for the collective noun for bulbuls.

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Common Bulbul, Pycnonotus barbatusCommon Bulbul, Pycnonotus barbatusCommon Bulbul, Pycnonotus barbatusCommon Bulbul, Pycnonotus barbatus