The Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) is a common bird around Karimannoor. It gets its name from the red patch below its eyes.
The bird is native to South Asia but it has been introduced into parts of North America, such as Florida and Hawaii through unauthorised cage releases.
The Bulbuls are mostly frugivorous, feeding on fruits, but they also take nectar and insect prey. Although they have been reported to feed in flocks, I`ve not seen more than a couple of them at any one time in Karimannoor.