Yellow-vented Bulbul – food for juveniles

“The Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier analis) is a common bird and a delight to watch. Been seeing numerous nests in recent weeks and occasionally had an opportunity to watch feeding behaviour.

“The images above and below show an adult collecting Papaya (Carica papaya) fruit to feed juveniles.

“Although I have seen adults enjoy the fruit, this is the first time I have seen them feed it to the young. I have seen them bring berries to the juveniles in the nest but more often animal prey.

“The above and below are of different birds photographed on 22th February 2014, bringing animal prey to the juveniles in the nest. One a large fly (above) and the other a caterpillar (below).”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
16th March 2013

Location: Ipoh City, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Fish farming, ex-mining pools, limestone hills

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