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Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus

Described by: Desfontaine (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Garden Bulbul, White-vented Bulbul, Common Garden Bulbul, White-vented Bulbul, Black-eyed Bulbul, Brown Bulbul, Egyptian Bulbul, Somali Bulbul, Yellow-vented Bulbul, Dark-capped Bulbul, Black-capped Bulbul, Tricolored Bulbul, Tricoloured Bulbul, Dodson's Bulbul, White-eared Bulbul, African White-eared Bulbul
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Kruger National Park, South Africa - 1997 © Kees Bakker  Kenya - Jan, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  The Gambia - Dec, 2002 © Ben van den Broek  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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Nw. Africa. Nile Valley and Africa s. of the Sahara;
Two populations;
(1) N. Africa from Morocco, Algeria, and n. Tunisia.
(2) S. Mauritania, Senegambia, Sierra Leone, and Liberia to Ghana, s. Mali, s. Niger (Air Mountains), nw. and w. Chad, Central African Republic, w. Sudan s. n. Nigeria and n. Cameroon.
(3) Egypt in the Nile Valley to Sudan s. to s. Kordofan and e. Chad.
(4) Ex. se. Sudan, and highlands of Ethiopia s. to Sidamo-Borama and e. to Dire-Dawa and Harar, and Eritrea.
(5) Djibouti, nw. Somalia, and se. Ethiopia (ne. Bale, se. Arussi).
(6) C. and s. Nigeria and c. Cameroon s. to Gabon and s. Zaire.
(7) E. Cameroon to n. Zaire and s. Sudan, s. Uganda, w. and c. Kenya, c. and s. Tanzania, s. to Angola, nw. Namibia, n. and e. Botswana, n. and w. Zambia.
(8) S. Ethiopia (s. Bale s. to n. Sidamo-Borama).
(9) Se. Kenya (Taveta), e. Tanzania including Zanzibar Is., s. to e. and s. Zambia, ne. Botswana, Mozambique, and e. South Africa (n. Transvaal, e. Natal, e. Orange Free State, s. Lesotho, and e. Cape Province).
(10) C. and se. lowlands of Ethiopia, nc. Somalia s. to s. Kenya (Chyulus, Tsavo).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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