Red-Whiskered Bulbul in L.A.
- I'm certain that I saw a Red-Whiskered Bulbul at the Los Angeles County
Arboretum on Monday morning, May 27. Nat Geo mentions a small colony
in the L.A. area -- but as I always second-guess myself, can any of you
confirm that this is actually possible ????
I only saw the underside as it was very active and bouncing around the
tree top -- I saw white underside with a distinctive black line at the
side of the face and orange undertail coverts. Also caught a glimpse of
Thanks to all.
Yes, you almost certainly DID see a Red-whiskered Bulbul at the L. A.
County Arboretum. This species is a local resident in the San Gabriel
Valley of Los Angeles County, and it is most easily found around the
larger botanical gardens (the County Arboretum in Arcadia and Huntington
Gardens in San Marino). This population has existed since at least the
late 1960s; eradication efforts by the California Dept. of Food and
Agriculture in the 1970s were incomplete, and the species has regained
some of its former numbers and distribution in the San Gabriel Valley.
Total numbers are still low -- perhaps a hundred or so -- and the
species is not on the CBRC official California State List as an
established introduced species.
Kimball L. Garrett
Ornithology Collections Manager
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90007
(213) 746-2999 FAX
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> I'm certain that I saw a Red-Whiskered Bulbul at the Los Angeles
> Arboretum on Monday morning, May 27. Nat Geo mentions a small colonyyou
> in the L.A. area -- but as I always second-guess myself, can any of
> confirm that this is actually possible ????