Species: P. jocosus
The Red-whiskered Bulbul is about 20cm (7 inches) in length. It has brown upper-parts and whitish underparts with buff flanks and a dark spur running onto the breast at shoulder level. It has a tall pointed black crest, red face patch and thin black moustachial line. The tail is long and brown with white terminal feather tips, but the vent area is red.
Sexes are similar in plumage, but young birds are duller than adults. The flight is bouncing and woodpecker-like.
This is a bird of lightly wooded areas, more open country with bushes and shrubs, and farmland. It is more often heard than seen, but will perch conspicuously on occasions. It builds its nest in a bush; two to three eggs is a typical clutch.