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antelope: see hartebeesthartebeest
, large African antelope, Alcelaphus bucelaphus. The hartebeest resembles a horse with horns. It has a very long face and a small hump between the shoulders; its coat is fawn or reddish and its ringed horns curve up and inward in a U shape.
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bulbul

(bo͝ol`bo͝ol), bird, common name for members of the family Pycnonotidae, comprising 119 species of medium-sized, dull-colored passerine birds with short necks and wings, native to Africa and S Asia. Bulbuls are famed as songsters and are popular as cage birds in the Middle East; frequently mentioned in Persian poetry, the word bulbul is often mistranslated "nightingale." Bulbuls range in size from 6 in. (15 cm) to about 12 in. (30.5 cm). They inhabit grasslands and shrubby countrysides, from sea level to 10,000 ft (3,050 m) in the Himalayas. A common Asian species, the red-whiskered bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus, is easily tamed and is popular as a cage bird. Bulbuls feed mainly on fruits and berries and sometimes do crop damage. They build cleverly concealed cup-shaped grass nests, in which the female lays from three to five eggs per clutch. Both parents brood the nestlings. Bulbuls are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Passeriformes, family Pycnonotidae.

Bulbul

 

brachydactylous thrushes (Pycnonotidae), a family of birds of the order of sparrows. They have distinctive filiform feathers on head and back; coloration of males and females alike is in gray, olive-green, yellow, or brown tones. There are 15 genera incorporating 120 species; the bulbul is most widespread in the tropical and subtropical zones of the eastern hemisphere. In the USSR the red-eared bulbul (Microscelis amaurotis), the size of a thrush, is found on southern Sakhalin Island. There are three to five eggs in a clutch. The birds feed mainly on berries but also on insects. They sing well (hence the name: in Persian and Turkish bulbul is the nightingale).

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Besides, one encounters species like white-eared and red-vented bulbuls, laughing doves, alexandrine and rose-ringed parakeets, house sparrows, white-throated munias and common mynas in a park, according to the author of 'Common birds of Qatar' Fran Gillespie.
The intoxicated birds which had been starving for a day, are made to fight, targeting a banana and with the stronger bulbul emerging the winner after which both the birds are released back into the forest.
Hunters reported (sometimes estimated) the numbers of animals seen at any one encounter, which might range from a solitary gibbon or hornbill to a troop of langurs or a horde of bulbuls.
The majority of the questionnaire respondents fell into two broad categories: (1) birdwatchers who are familiar with bulbuls, and (2) horticulturists who maintain diverse gardens and enjoy the urban wildlife that visits.
On the latter date, the pair of bulbuls harassed a Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) that was too close to the nest site.
I should say cheeky bulbuls, for they cling to the kitchen window frame and with their beaks rat-tat on the window, demanding to be fed
One of these paragraphs describes red bean creepers (Caesalpinias) as a strong attractant for bulbuls, leafbirds, flowerpeckers, and sunbirds.
Little bittern, night herons, moorhen, bulbuls, rufous bushchats, several species of dove, olivaceous and graceful warblers.
For examples, the plate for two species of Diomedea albatross has 16 color figures and the facing descriptive page has 15 additional black and white figures of birds seen in flight from below and on the water from the front; the plate for five species of kites shows 25 birds; and the plate for eight species of bulbuls, thrushes, and starlings has 14 birds and a footnote refers to six additional species that are illustrated and described elsewhere in the "Vagrant bird bulletin.
I particularly liked the trogons, hornbills, bulbuls, babblers, and muscicapine flycatchers.
Lesser Fish-eagle Ichthyophaga humilis Greyhaded Fish-eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis White-chested Babbler Trichastoma rostratum Malaysian Blue flycatcher Cyornis turcosus
Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus, Grey-cheeked Bulbul Criniger bres and Ochraceous Bulbul C.