A song bird with distinct whistles, the Red-whiskered Bulbul is recognized by its black crest and red cheek and undertail patches. Usually seen in pairs, the bulbul was introduced to Singapore during the 1910s as a result of escaped caged birds. It has been sighted in various parks and gardens in Singapore, but is less common than its cousin the Yellow-vented Bulbul. The bird has been featured on the old Singapore $5 notes and the 1978 postage stamp series “Singing Birds”.
Red-whiskered Bulbul (1/27)