Wednesday, June 24, 2015

African Red-eyed Bulbuls

Although the African Red-eyed Bulbul is a common resident in our garden, it's always a pleasure to watch and photograph. They tend to stay near to the house and last year I posted about a pair that had a nest in the rose bush below our entertainment area window.

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! 


  1. Yes I agree always a lovely bird to see even though it seems quite common.

  2. That's a smashing looking bird and you've captured it so well. I'd love to see one.

  3. 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!

  4. we could use a few ant eaters here and this one is really cute

  5. Pretty little bird with a distinctive eye.

  6. A wonderful bird to have around!

  7. I remember this species well from a great visit to South Africa several years ago.


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