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Scientific Classification

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

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:20 cm
Identification:The African red-eyed bulbul is sooty brown above and has a black head and throat. The underside is light brown with a whitish lower belly. The undertail coverts are yellow, and there is a red wattle around the eyes.
Habitat:Bush country, riverine forests
Diet:Omnivore: fruit seeds, insects and other arthropods.
Reproduction:There are usually two eggs produced per clutch but there may be as many as five. African red-eyed bulbuls are monogamous and the pair bond is maintained year after year. They will form groups to defend a home range during the breeding season.
African red-eyed bulbuls are often found in small groups that tend to be family parties and often include juveniles.
Behavior:African red-eyed bulbuls are very social, and they will join mixed species groups.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The African red-eyed bulbul prefers drier areas including, savannas, semiarid scrub, and bushy hillsides.

Other Information

Geographic:Southwestern Africa Date:1972-01 Subjects:perching birds
African red-eyed bulbul
Black-fronted bulbul
Bulbuls
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata