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Pycnonotus cafer

Basic information
Scientific name Pycnonotus cafer (No picture)
Common names Red-vented Bulbul
Higher taxon Pycnonotidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, S China, Myanmar, N Thailand.
Habitat Dry forest, fruit farm, urban park, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Not established in Japan. It was once observed in Kanagawa Pref. Range in Japan
Impact Potentially: competitive with native birds (bulbuls).
Actually: damage on fruit agriculture in some other countries.
Regulation in Japan Invasive alien species (Invasive Species Act)
Introduced range in other countries Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, etc.
Reference Notes
  • DECO (ed) (2006) Dictionary of Alien Species. Tokyo-Shoseki. (in Jpn)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha. (in Jpn)
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo. (in Jpn)
  • etc.
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