Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Cape Bulbul (Pycnonotus capensis) - HBW 10, p. 182

French: Bulbul du Cap German: Kapbülbül Spanish: Bulbul de El Cabo

Taxonomy: Turdus capensis Linnaeus, 1766, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Genus as currently constituted probably polyphyletic; in-depth analysis of morphology, voice, behaviour and genetics required to redefine its limits. Present species forms a superspecies with P. barbatus, P. nigricans, P. xanthopygos, P. leucotis and P. leucogenys, possibly including some other species. Parapatric and locally sympatric with P. nigricans and, in small area of Eastern Cape Province, with P. barbatus; hybridizes extensively with both in narrow transition zones along at least part of boundaries between their respective distribution.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Turdus capensis Linnaeus, 1766, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Genus as currently constituted probably polyphyletic; in-depth analysis of morphology, voice, behaviour and genetics required to redefine its limits. Present species forms a superspecies with P. barbatus, P. nigricans, P. xanthopygos, P. leucotis and P. leucogenys, possibly including some other species. Parapatric and locally sympatric with P. nigricans and, in small area of Eastern Cape Province, with P. barbatus; hybridizes extensively with both in narrow transition zones along at least part of boundaries between their respective distributions. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW & S South Africa, in provinces of Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape (from just S of R Orange, S along coast, inland to edge of Karoo, and E to R Sundays).