white or light pink eye-ring; grayish-brown body (South Africa; 2007-06-28)

Cape Bulbul
Pycnonotus capensis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: very similar to Dark-capped Bulbul and Red-eyed Bulbul but has white or pinkish around the eye (rather than black or bright red, respectively, in those other two species); common in forest scrub, wooded watercourses, and coastal brush.

frontal view; eye-ring evident (South Africa; 2007-06-28)

dorsal view; brownish upperparts (South Africa; 2007-06-28)

left-side view; note bright yellow vent area (South Africa; 2007-06-28)

right-side view; note the bill shape and crest (South Africa; 2007-06-28)

usually stays low in bushes or small trees (South Africa; 2007-06-28)