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  African Red-eyed Bulbul

      (Red-eyed Bulbul)

 

Pycnonotus nigricans

(567) 20 cm; 31 g

SEXES  Alike, M > F. Conspicuous wide orange-red eye-ring easily separates it from Dark­capped Bulbul. Hybrids or mixed pairs recorded in areas of overlap with Dark-capped and Cape bulbuls.

JUV  Eye-ring initially narrower and yellowish pink.

STATUS  Very common near-endemic, mostly resident with some regional local movements. Usually in pairs or small family parties.

HABITAT  Arid and semi-arid drainage line woodland and suburban gardens in west. Never far from water and has benefited from provisioning of waterpoints for livestock.

FOOD  Mainly fruit, also insects, nectar and flower petals.

CALL  Very similar to Dark-capped Bulbul, with phrases like wake-up, Gregory.

BR  Monogamous. Cup nest built by F, placed in foliage of tree or small bush. Parasitised by Jacobin Cuckoo.

ALT NAME  Red-eyed Bulbul.

 

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Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.6-5.6L

 

 

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Khumaga

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.6-5.6L

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.6-5.6L

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 1400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Deception Valley, CKGR

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Deception Valley, CKGR

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Deception Valley, CKGR

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Deception Valley, CKGR

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Deception Valley, CKGR

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Deception Valley, CKGR

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Deception Valley, CKGR

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Deception Valley, CKGR

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Kunene River Lodge, Namibia

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Farm near Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Farm near Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Farm near Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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