African Red-Eyed Bulbul

african-red-eyed-bulbul

Identification:

Length 19-22 cm, mass 31 g
Dark, slightly crested head, black bill, prominent red eye ring. Brown back and tail, yellow vent, light brown breast shading downwards to white belly.

Habitat:

Dry savannah, riverine woodland, and gardens.

Behaviour:

Noisy and lively like other bulbuls. Will join bird parties, very alert, and responds noisily to any perceived threat such as a mongoose or a snake.

Diet:

Feeds on fruit, insects, pollen and nectar.

Breeding:

Monogamous. The cup nest is built by the female.

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