African red-eyed bulbul
|African red-eyed bulbul|
|resident, nomadic and migratory range|
The African red-eyed bulbul or black-fronted bulbul (Pycnonotus nigricans) is a species of songbird in the family Pycnonotidae. It is found in south-western Africa. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.
Taxonomy and systematics
The African red-eyed bulbul was originally described in the genus Turdus. The African red-eyed bulbul is considered to belong to a superspecies along with the Himalayan bulbul, white-eared bulbul, white-spectacled bulbul, Cape bulbul, and the common bulbul. The alternate name of 'red-eyed bulbul' is also used by the Asian red-eyed bulbul.
- P. n. nigricans - (Vieillot, 1818): Found in south-western Angola, Namibia and Botswana and western South Africa
- P. n. superior - Clancey, 1959: Found in central South Africa
Communal bathing at Tswalu K. R., with one or two keeping watch
Nominate race at Etosha N. P., showing relatively pale breast plumage
- BirdLife International (2016). "Pycnonotus nigricans". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
- "Himalayan Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogenys)". www.hbw.com. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
- "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". www.worldbirdnames.org. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
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