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Northern Brownbul

Northern Brownbul

Phyllastrephus strepitans

A member of the bulbul family but a bird of the thick scrub and difficult to see. Usually in small parties, birds feed near the ground, the first sight of them often being as they move through the undersides of the bushes.

The immediate impression is of a russet brown bird, 6 1/2 in. in size with a broad tail when spread, the whitish throat and belly not being particularly conspicuous.

As with most species of the thicker bush, their call, a chattering between themselves, is generallly the first indication of their presence. - Robin Cahill, The Birds of Watamu

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