African Red-eyed Bulbul

African Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus nigricans)

This bird is always on the move, skittish to say the least. I have struggled to get a good photo of them, but the Bulldog had an idea…. (can you see the bulb above my head?)

It is found in South Africa. Its natural habitats are dry savannah and subtropical or tropical dry scrubland, and it’s downfall..? Fruit.!!! So if the dang bird won’t sit still long enough in the bush, get a piece of wood, add a few nails and hang some fruit on the nails… and wallah… they come to you….

I took a lot of photos as it was not only the Red-eyed that came to visit, but many other specie as well. It helps to be in an arid area at this time of the year when their food is fairly scarce…










79 thoughts on “African Red-eyed Bulbul

  1. Sure Jadie did not mind in the least when she saw the birdies enjoying her mouth-watering orange treat in their dry habitat. Judging from the apple core shell, the birds enjoyed their treat too. Thanks Oupa Love tweeted they in unison. So heart warming Bulldog.

    • Thanks Zita… when I realised what they were up to Jadie went and stood under the tree and tried to call them… took some time to get her to understand that they needed some space…

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  3. A smart solution. Don’t you love it when imagination births ideas into our awareness. A double reward. You get your amazing photos and the birds get nourishment too. Many thanks for sharing this!

  4. I was wondering how this apple stands there 🙂 This is clever idea… I loved all these photographs, it should be so enjoyable to watch them, especially with a camera 🙂 Thank you dear Rob, you gave me an idea now 🙂 Have a nice weekend, love, nia

  5. You are one smart cookie! I loved the succession of pictures showing more and more coming to the party. Happy birds..happy birds!

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