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Common Bulbul

Pycnonotus barbatus

Description:

This is a common brown bird in this part of Africa, about 20 cm in length, and light-coloured (light brown to whitish) below, including the vent.

Habitat:

Very common and abundant bird, occurring south of Sahara and north of Equator, in all habitats except very arid ones and dense forests. In Nigeria, I recorded it in all urban settings we visited; and thee photos here were taken in central part of Abuja.

Notes:

Dark-capped (P. tricolor) and Common (P. barbatus) bulbuls are often lumped together, and sometimes difficult to differentiate - the easiest way is by the color of vent, yellow with Dark-capped and whitish for Common one. If my memory is correct, they were once counted as subspecies of the same species..

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Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Lat: 9.04, Long: 7.43

Spotted on Jan 10, 2019
Submitted on Jan 9, 2019

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