Pycnonotus cafer | red-vented bulbul


Other Names: red vented bulbul

Originally brought to Hawaii as a pet and released into the wild in the 1950’s, the red-vented bulbul is now present in large numbers across Oʻahu. Both males and females have a dark black crested head, gray-brown body and chest, a long tail tipped with white, and a bright red patch beneath the tail. The red-vented bulbul’s calls include a variety of chirps and whistles, with their typical three syllable call being transcribed as ‘ginger beer‘.