Cunene Birds: Bulbul

African Red-eyed Bulbul – Pycnonotus nigricans

African Red-eyed Bulbul

The African Red-eyed Bulbul is a very common Namibian bird and can easily be classified as a pest. (Anyone with a fruit tree would heartily agree.)

Status: The Robert’s Bird Guide, 2007 lists them as near-endemic with some regional local movements. They are usually in pairs or in small family (fruit-feasting) parties.

Food: Mainly fruit, but will also eat insects, nectar and flower petals.

Call: A loud series of 3 – 7 disjointed notes.

Breeding: They are monogamous. They African Red-eyed Bulbul female builds a small cup-like nest in the foliage of a shrub or small bush.

Source: Roberts Bird Guide, 2007

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