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BirdPix:   7978
Province:   Gauteng
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2628AB
Observer:   Van Goethem Werner Marc
Date of record:   2014-05-21
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   These 2 Bulbuls arrived and left together. I requested ID help with the eye-wattled bird as it did not seem Red-eyed/wattled and it was suggested that it is a hybrid.
Last updated:   2020-12-03 11:24:41
Sp. code:   544
Species name:   Pycnonotus nigricans
Common name:   African Red-eyed Bulbul -- Rooioogtiptol
Family:   Pycnonotidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Hybrid Dark-capped x Red-eyed Bulbul
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
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VM-number: 7978 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Colin Summersgill
Comment:   The red eye ring does seem a little lighter than usual, but given the individual variation possible in birds, I'm not sure that one can definitively say it's a hybrid. Certainly an interesting discussion point, and given that this is right on the interface between the two species where hybrids are always more likely.
Date:   2014-08-15 08:04:37
Species name:  
Species code:   0
Comment number:   2
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   With Pycnonotus tricolor -- Dark-capped Bulbul
Date:   2017-08-08 13:38:19
Species name:   Pycnonotus nigricans -- African Red-eyed Bulbul; Rooioogtiptol
Species code:   544

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