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Common bulbul bird in Africa



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The Common Bulbul  is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is a ubiquitous resident breeder throughout Africa.Other names include Black-eyed Bulbul and Common Garden Bulbul. Habitat a

Common bulbul bird in Africa Description

The Common Bulbul  is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is a ubiquitous resident breeder throughout Africa.Other names include Black-eyed Bulbul and Common Garden Bulbul.

Habitat and breeding

It is a common resident breeder in much of Africa. It is found in woodland, coastal bush, forest edges, riverine bush, montane scrub and in mixed farming habitats. It is also found in exotic thickets, gardens and parks.

This species nests throughout the year in the most tropics, elsewhere it is a more seasonal breeder with a peak in breeding co-inciding with the onset of the rainy season. The nest is fairly rigid, thick walled and cup-shaped. It is situated inside the leafy foliage of a small tree or shrub..

Behaviour

The Black-eyed Bulbul is usually seen in pairs or small groups. It is a conspicuous bird, which tends to sit at the top of a bush. As with other bulbuls they are active and noisy birds. The flight is bouncing and woodpecker- like.The call is a loud doctor-quick doctor-quick be-quick be-quick.

Diet

This species eats fruit, nectar and insects.

 


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