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Dark-capped bulbul

Pycnonotus barbatus tricolor


The Dark-capped Bulbul is mostly greyish-brown above and whitish-brown below, with a distinctive dark head and pointy crest on top of the head. The back of the head merges into the brown of the back, and the chin is also blackish. The underparts are grey-brown apart from white around the vent (yellow in P. b. tricolor). It is about 18 cm in length, with a long tail. It has a dark brown head and upperparts. Sexes are similar in plumage.


Nairobi National Park


Two different individuals

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

This is as beautiful as its Indian relative seen in my spotting...

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thanks, William and Jellyfish. I think they are a nice example of birds that are beautiful even if they don't have flashy colors.

Jellyfishnebula 9 years ago


williefromwi 9 years ago

very nice series Maria

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Nairobi, Kenya

Spotted on Jun 10, 2012
Submitted on Aug 2, 2012

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