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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cape Bulbul

A bird slightly larger than a sparrow and found only in the Cape regions and part of the Freestate where it is a common resident.

Although it has the typical yellow under-tail of the species, the white ring around the eyes is diagnostic.
 Its food consists of fruit and nectar.


Dave said...

A lovely species. Yes I found them in good numbers during my travels of the Western Cape.

Dave said...

Ah just figured out, you are a Kruger guide????

If so what a dream!

Gaelyn said...

Thanks for the ID on this one. I just saw an image of this bird in my files with no name.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I was a guide to Kruger for 17 years Dave and have worked in environmental education for over 30. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Do you have any others Gaelyn? You should have sent it to me for identification. :)

Dave said...

Cheers for the reply Joan

It must be a thrill, what a job!