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Cape Bulbul

Pycnonotus capensis (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Charles Hesse 24-07-2010 De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape (South Africa) (100 m) Calls (A) -   62572
xeno-canto.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Faansie Peacock 2017-09-28 Kagga Kamma PNR, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (1100 m) song -

A long sequence of a bird singing from the crown of a small tree in mountain terrain. Other nearby sometimes burst into rounds of raucous chattering. Some soft conversational calls towards the end of the clip.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

388305
xeno-canto.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Peter Boesman 2017-10-02 Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) call - [sono] 392681
xeno-canto.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Pamela C. Rasmussen 20 Dec 2010 South Africa: Kransvleipoort (-32.252, 18.845) , South Africa (South Africa) (370 m) calls - quality: good 12187
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Peter Boesman 2017-09-23 Kransvleipoort, Clanwilliam, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392680
xeno-canto.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Lynette Rudman 2019-06-03 Aberdeen Plain, Western District, Eastern Cape, Uitenhage (South Africa) (600 m) song -

Bird seen singing from the top of a small tree in a wooded area of the southern Karoo in the early morning.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

479131
xeno-canto.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Lynette Rudman 2016-06-05 Aberdeen Plain, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (550 m) call -

Several birds seen calling near a Syringa tree with berries.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

320429
xeno-canto.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Peter Boesman 2017-09-17 Paarl Mountain area, Paarl, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) call - [sono] 392678
xeno-canto.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Pamela C. Rasmussen 18 Dec 2010 South Africa: Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (-34.357, 18.498) , South Africa (South Africa) (6 m) calls - quality: good 12419
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Lynette Rudman 2019-04-06 Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, Wynberg (South Africa) (170 m) call -

Double note call of the Cape Bulbul calling from a tree in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens on a warm sunny morning in autumn.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

466846
xeno-canto.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Peter Boesman 2017-09-23 Kransvleipoort, Clanwilliam, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) song - [sono] 392679
xeno-canto.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Bram Piot 2016-11-06 Darling Hills, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (40 m) song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

341943
xeno-canto.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Alan Collett 2014-08-01 Jansenville, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (550 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

191051
xeno-canto.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Andrew Spencer 2015-09-16 Bontebok NP, Western Cape, South Africa, Western Cape (South Africa)   -   177488081
macaulaylibrary.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Mark Robbins 2016-11-28 Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa, Western Cape (South Africa)   - This same cut was used in ML 524109. ML: 150 Hz high-pass scientific filter applied in Adobe Audition CC 2017. Other Behaviors: Perch, Counter Singing. 524110
macaulaylibrary.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Tom Stephenson 2015-07-20 Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Western Cape (South Africa)   - Habitat: Coastal fynbos. ML: 75 Hz high-pass scientific filter applied in Adobe Audition CC 2015. 221110
macaulaylibrary.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Paul Coopmans 1994-11-29 Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa (South Africa)   -   72564
macaulaylibrary.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Tom Stephenson 2015-07-22 Jacob's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa, Western Cape (South Africa)   - Habitat: Scrub and planted gardens. ML: 150 Hz high-pass scientific filter applied in Adobe Audition CC 2015. 221130
macaulaylibrary.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Ethan Kistler 2016-05-02 Strandfontein WTP, Western Cape, South Africa, Western Cape (South Africa)   - Background species: Karoo Prinia, Karoo Scrub-Robin, Levaillant's Cisticola 28012611
macaulaylibrary.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Tom Stephenson 2015-07-29 De Hoop, Western Cape, South Africa, Western Cape (South Africa)   - Habitat: Fields. ML: 200 high-pass filter applied by the recordist. 221267
macaulaylibrary.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Don Jones 23-9-2003 Rondevlei Nature Reserve, Capetown, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (9 m) call (no score) -   43655
xeno-canto.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Jennifer Rycenga 2019-06-03 West Coast NP--Abrahamskraal hide, Western Cape, South Africa, Western Cape (South Africa)   -   164968561
macaulaylibrary.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Diego Caiafa 2004-03-18 Addo Elephant National Park, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (220 m) song -

With Streptopelia decipiens

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

399047
xeno-canto.org
Cape Bulbul - Pycnonotus capensis Tom Stephenson 2015-07-20 Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Western Cape (South Africa)   - Habitat: Coastal fynbos. ML: 75 Hz high-pass scientific filter applied in Adobe Audition CC 2015. 221117
macaulaylibrary.org
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