How to Draw an African Red-Eyed Bulbul

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an African Red Eyed Bulbul in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the African Red Eyed Bulbul.

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How to Draw an African Red Eyed Bulbul - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's draw an African red-eyed bulbul! Trace a long, curved hump for the top of the head, then trace two very skinny letter Vs for the open beak. Here's a hint: the Vs are sideways! Now, trace a deep letter V for the throat.

Step 2: Draw a dot at the top of the beak for a nostril, and draw a circle for the eye above the beak.

Step 3: Trace a long line across the back of the page and trace another line curved along the bottom of the bird. There's the body!

Step 4: Trace long lines across the body that go to the back and curl around at the end, for the bottom of the wing. Now, trace curved lines along the back and a few more along the front of the wing.

Step 5: For the first skinny leg, trace two short lines beneath the body, and finish with the pointy claws.

Step 6: Trace another line along the length of the first leg, and finish it with another paw. That's the second leg!

Step 7: Last is the tail. From beneath the wing, draw two long tube-like shapes stacked on top of each other. Draw short a curved line beneath the tube shapes. There's your African red-eyed bulbul!

Interesting Facts about the African Red-Eyed Bulbul

The African Red-Eyed Bulbul can be found in Southeastern Africa, and it is about 20 centimeters in length (head and body) when it is fully grown. Its body is usually a dark brown color, and it has a black head and throat. Its belly is usually a lighter color of brown, and its lower belly is a whitish color. Its undertail is yellow, and it has red circles around its eyes.

Did you know?

  • The African Red-Eyed Bulbul is known as an “omnivore.” This means it likes to eat both plants and animals.
  • Some foods the African Red-Eyed Bulbul likes to eat are insects and the seeds of fruits.
  • You can find the African Red-Eyed Bulbul in such dry areas as savannahs or on hillsides that have lots of bushes.
  • The African Red-Eyed Bulbul is a social butterfly. It enjoys hanging out with other species of birds in small groups, that include baby birds and adult birds alike.

African Red-Eyed Bulbuls are like humans when it comes to their families. They are monogamous, which means that a mommy and a daddy bird will stay together to raise the baby birds. They will also defend their babies if they feel the babies’ lives may be in danger.