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White-spectacled Bulbul

Pycnonotus xanthopygos

Common resident

Not found at Neolithic WF16

The White-spectacled Bulbul covers a wide range of habitats, from cultivated areas and gardens, to the bushes of wadi beds and semi-desert with acacia trees. This means it can be found almost anywhere in Wadi Faynan, except for the open sandy desert in the west.

Throughout the world people use the same adjectives to describe the different species of bulbuls: cheerful, cheeky, lively, self-confident, bold, and cheery. Due to this attractive nature, they are usually left alone by humans. Bulbuls also live in family groups after the breeding season, and so congregate in fairly large numbers in trees and around water sources.


Image credit: ‘White-spectacled Bulbul’ by Fares Khoury from Jordan BirdWatch