The male and female are similar in appearance, although the male tends to be slightly larger, (Stuart & Stuart 1999, in Vander Velde, 2002). \"It is usually found in trees (Kumar & Bhatt 2000), a quick flyer with a flight that is recognisable by being somewhat bouncy rather than even.\" (Vander Velde, 2002) \"The nest is cup-shaped, made of plant matter, with spider webs binding the outside. It is lined with soft material. In it are laid 2 to 5 pale pink to reddish eggs marked with darker spots and streaks. There are often two to three broods each year. When not breeding, they tend to form large flocks and gather together in communal roosts. (Islam & Williams 2000)\" (Vander Velde, 2002)
Principal source: Nancy Vander Velde, 2002. The Red-vented bulbul has come to Micronesia. Aliens - Number 16 2002. ISSN: 1173-5988 (ISSG)
Compiler: IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Review: Nancy Vander Velde . Biological Consultant. Majuro The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)
Publication date: 2007-08-19
Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2016) Species profile: Pycnonotus cafer. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=138 on 10-12-2016.