Our home is in Monrovia California. The backyard is shown in the first figure. I put out a couple of bird feeders and the word rapidly spread in the avian population. Although the most common birds were the California Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Mockingbird, Morning Dove, Hooded Oriole, and Oak Titmouse we had some visits by Phainopeplas with their striking red eyes (6319). There were also two birds that were so rare they were not listed in the usual bird books – the Nutmeg Mannikin (see its own pages) and the Red-Wiskered Bulbul (6406), a released exotic from India noted for only being seen in the area of San Marino, not far from Monrovia. We have only seen it twice. Its white body, black crest and bib and contrasting red under the eye and red under the tail make for a beautiful bird.