Red-whiskered Bulbuls are native to southern Asia, but were introduced into Sydney in 1880. ACT Parks and Conservation Service director Daniel Iglesias said the bird was a prohibited and notifiable pest species, that posed a "serious threat" to the Australian environment. The bulbul is considered an environmental pest as it competes with local native birds for food and nesting sites. It also contributes to the spread of many invasive weeds, including blackberry, lantana, and privet. The bird is typically brown with a white neck, a distinctive red cheek patch and pointed black crest on its head. The song is a scolding chatter and the call sounds like a sharp "kink-a-joo". (Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2015.), (Image: Julian Robinson).