Yellow-vented Bulbul eating Murraya koenigii fruit

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This Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) took some time to pluck a ripe fruit of the Indian Curry Tree (Murraya koenigii), then found it too large to swallow. It proceeded to bash the fruit against the tree branch before consuming it on the ground. The bird returned to the clump of fruit and repeated the actions all over again.

The Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea), with a much wider gape, has no trouble swallowing the fruit LINK.

Teo Lee Wei & K.
Singapore
22nd July 2013

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