The common bulbul , also known as black-eyed bulbul and common garden bulbul, is a common species of passerine bird found throughout sub-Saharan Africa. It is a conspicuous, chatty little bird with a length of 20 cm (8 in), and is the most common bird in the bulbul family in Africa. Head is dark brown to black with a distinct peak, upperparts are brown, and underparts are white to light brown on the chest. It is bright yellow underneath at the base of the tail. The black bill has a slight curve to it.