Earlier this week a small flock of bulbuls were pecking at insects (we think : ants) also below our entertainment area window.
African Red-eyed Bulbul - the smudge at bottom left of photo is the window!
African Red-eyed Bulbul from another angle
The |African Red-eyed Bulbul has a conspicuous orange-red eye-ring. It's very common and near-endemic mostly resident. Usually found in pairs or small parties. Their call is varied and they're great mimics and include phrases which sound like: wake up Gregory!
Their food is mostly fruit but also eat insects, nectar and flower petals.
I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday here
Have a great week!
Yes I agree always a lovely bird to see even though it seems quite common.ReplyDelete
That's a smashing looking bird and you've captured it so well. I'd love to see one.ReplyDelete
Hello Jo, your Red-eyed Bulbul is a handsome bird. I love that red eye, they look like a nice yardbird. Have a happy day!ReplyDelete
we could use a few ant eaters here and this one is really cuteReplyDelete
Pretty little bird with a distinctive eye.ReplyDelete
A wonderful bird to have around!ReplyDelete
I remember this species well from a great visit to South Africa several years ago.ReplyDelete