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Bulbul: Dark-capped (Blackeyed)

Unread post by francoisd » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:03 pm

Dark-capped (Blackeyed) Bulbul (Pycnonotus tricolor)

Also known as Yellow-vented Bulbul, Common Bulbul


Other names:
Afrikaans: Swartoogtiptol
German: Graubülbül
French: Bulbul des jardins
Dutch: Grauwe buulbuul

This is a distinctive, adaptable and very bold bird which has readily taken to living alongside humans. It is omnivorous which makes it superbly adapted to life around the restaurant areas in the game parks.

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Unread post by Loams » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:31 pm

Isn;t this also commenly known as a geel gatjie??
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Unread post by Stoffel » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:42 pm

Loams wrote:Isn;t this also commenly known as a geel gatjie??

We used to call them a "Bottergat" (Butter Ass) when I was a child. Some of my friends called it a "Geelgatvink".

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Unread post by Johann » Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:36 pm



As you guys mentioned, also known as 'Bottergat', 'Geelgat' or even 'Pietgeelgat'
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Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:38 am

I have a partial leucistic also known as Pied or Piebald effect, DCBB in my garden. Very odd looking bird. :lol:
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Unread post by Wild about cats » Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:21 pm

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Unread post by anne-marie » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:13 pm

and again some birds...

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Unread post by arks » Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:41 pm

Interesting collection of birdies, anne-marie! :wink: I think I can help with some of them.

1. a very chilly blackeyed bulbul
2. again a blackeyed bulbul
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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:47 pm

:lol: This "new sub-specie" does pop up this time of the year when all kinds of well-known feathered friends don their aloe pollen masks.

Some years ago I got very excited about a red-faced strain of bulbuls :lol:


This is what makes some aloe species so very special - when there is little else for the animals to feed on, guess what... these aloes are in full bloom!

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Re: Dark-capped (Blackeyed) Bulbul

Unread post by DinkyBird » Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:28 pm

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Re: Bulbul: Dark-capped (Blackeyed)

Unread post by WarrenP » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:17 pm

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Re: Bulbul: Dark-capped (Blackeyed)

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat May 19, 2012 11:56 am

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Re: Bulbul: Dark-capped (Blackeyed)

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