Yellow-vented (Dark-capped) Bulbul
Pycnonotus tricolor
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The dark-capped bulbul is the most common and widespread bulbul in East Africa, occurring in most habitats except dense forest. The taxonomy of this bird is unclear; may be separate from the common bulbul (P. barbatus) which is said to have a lighter vent. The upper adult was at Oldupai (2-13). The 2nd row adult was seen at Klein's Camp (upper right, 11-08), courtesy of Steve Brynes. The juvenile was seen at Gibbs Farm (upper left, 4-04); click the juvenile to see more examples. The nest was photographed at Olasiti (12-12); to see a series of feeding photos click the image above.
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Steve Byrnes, Valéry Schollaert, Karine Van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 3-25-17