Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52418

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Pycnonotidae
Genus:Pycnonotus
Genus species:Pycnonotus barbatus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:20 cm
Weight:39 g
Identification:Overall, the black-eyed bulbul is mouse brown. Its head, face, and chin are black. Their underparts can vary from light brown to white. Their eyes are surrounded by a black wattle.
Habitat:Rural and urban areas, wooded areas
Diet:Omnivore: fruit, insects, seeds, nectar
Reproduction:Black-eyed bulbuls are monogamous and solitary nesters. The laying dates vary by location. Females incubate 2-3 eggs for 12-15 days. The male feeds his mate during this time and also helps her care for the chicks after hatching.
Flocks of up to 100 birds form during the nonbreeding season. Otherwise, black-eyed bulbuls are seen in pairs.
Behavior:This species does not migrate, and they are territorial when breeding.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The black-eyed bulbul is probably the most common bird in Africa.

Other Information

Geographic:Africa Date:1981-08 Subjects:perching birds
Black-eyed bulbul
Bulbuls
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52418