The White-cheeked Bulbul, also called the Himalayan Bulbul, is native to south Central Asia, the Himalayas and northern India.
Male and female have similar plumage including a yellow vent. They have adapted to live near humans.
The name "bulbul" derives from Farsi for nightingale in view of their pretty, whistling song.
The Chinese or Light-vented Bulbul is native to Southeast Asia.