The Dark-capped Bulbul (Afrikaans name, Swartoogtiptol) has a wide range and is found everywhere from manicured gardens to the savannah to the forest edge. It has a lovely song that sounds like “sweet-sweet-sweet-potato”. It feeds mainly on fruit, seeds and flowers. We found this one near the Satara Camp in Kruger National Park.

KNP dark-capped bulbul

The dark-capped bulbul can be differentiated from the Cape Bulbul by its black eye.

KNP Dark cap Bulbul

They are such beautiful birds that are very vocal, making sure they will be seen.

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