(568) 20 cm; 39 g
Alike, M > F. Narrow black eye-ring easily separates it from
African Red-eyed and Cape bulbuls. Hybrids or mixed pairs recorded
in areas of overlap with African Red-eyed and Cape bulbuls.
Upperparts have rusty wash; otherwise similar to ad.
One of the most common birds within its range; sedentary and
usually in pairs or small family parties.
All woodland habitats in moister eastern regions; also common in
Mainly fruit, also insects, nectar and flower petals.
Loud series of 3-7 disjointed notes such as quick-chop-toquick.
Occasionally mimics other species.
Monogamous. Cup nest built by F and well concealed in foliage,
usually 2-4 m up. Parasitised by Jacobin Cuckoo.
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