Mo (2015) reviewed the past and current status of the Red-whiskered Bulbul in
Australia. With respect to the current status of the species in Sydney, he
"The current extent of the population in the Greater Sydney Region extends as
far north as Seaham and Raymond Terrace in the Hunter region (Blakers et al.
1984; Pizzey et al. 2007). The western extremities lie at the Blue Mountains
and Goulburn River National Park (Hardy and Farrell 1990; Smith and Smith 1990;
Fulton 2002). The population continues south to the Lake Wollumboola in the
Shoalhaven region (Wood 1996; Chafer et al. 1999; Barrett et al. 2003). Wood
(1995) determined population densities of up to 4.17 individuals per ha in
Puckeys Reserve, near Wollongong. The population has also invaded semi-rural
districts, especially in orchards (Gibson 1977; Frith 1979; Chafer et al.
1999). Since 2010, there have been 3703 database records attributed to the
Greater Sydney Region population (ALA 2015)."
Mo, M. (2015). The Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus in Australia – a
global perspective, history of introduction, current status and potential
impacts. Australian Zoologist 37(4):461-471.
From: Birding-Aus On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2016 2:02 PM
To: Laurie Knight
Cc: Birding Aus
Subject: Red-whiskered Bulbul at the Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens.
They appear fairly common to me in Paddington, I regularly see them there.
I've recently seen them in Alexandria at Bunnings and I saw two at IKEA in
Tempe recently also.
+61 402 907 577
> On 20 Mar 2016, at 10:49 AM, Laurie Knight <> wrote:
> I’m not sure how common RWBs are in Sydney these days. I got some nice shots
> of an adult at the Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens 2 weeks ago. The TBG are a
> nice birdie spot to visit - there were also a dozen Gang Gangs there as well.
> Regard, Laurie.
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