Starling and bulbul feeding on mango fruit

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Teo Lee Wei & K‘s video clips show the feeding behaviour of a juvenile Asian Glossy Starling (Aplonis panayensis) and a family of three Yellow-vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus goiavier) feeding on the ripe fruit of the mango (Mangifer indica).

The starling perches on the fruit stalk to peck on the flesh (above). After it has enough, it flies to a high-tension wire to clean its bill.

With the family of Yellow-vented Bulbul, the three birds take turns to feast on the fruit. The bird either hovers around the fruit, lands on the partially eaten fruit or stands on the top of it, to peck on the flesh. It also rests on the stalk of a nearby unripe fruit to peck on the flesh or perches on a nearby broken off branch, reaching forward to peck on the flesh.

Teo Lee Wei & K
Singapore
June 2014

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