Southern African Birds

 

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 Dark-capped Bulbul

   (Black-eyed Bulbul)

 

Pycnonotus tricolor

(568) 20 cm; 39 g

SEXES  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.

JUV  Upperparts have rusty wash; otherwise similar to ad.

STATUS  One of the most common birds within its range; sedentary and usually in pairs or small family parties.

HABITAT  All woodland habitats in moister eastern regions; also common in sub­urban gardens.

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

CALL  Loud series of 3-7 disjointed notes such as quick-chop-toquick. Occasionally mimics other species.

BR  Mono­gamous. Cup nest built by F and well concealed in foliage, usually 2-4 m up. Parasitised by Jacobin Cuckoo.

ALT NAME  Black-eyed Bulbul.

 

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Bdc001

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bdc002

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bdc003

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L

 

 

Bdc004

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Bdc005

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Bdc006

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Bdc007

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Bdc008

Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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