Yellow-bellied Bulbul feeding juvenile and calls

BulbulYBel [AmarSingh]

“Was fortunate to come across a pair of Yellow-bellied Bulbuls (Alophoixus phaeocephalus phaeocephalus) feeding a juvenile (above, below).

BulbulYBel [AmarSingh]

“The adults were feeding on purple berries from a creeper (below)…

BulbulYBel [AmarSingh]

“…but the juvenile (below) appeared to be given animal prey.

BulbulYBel [AmarSingh]

“As is common with this species (personal observations), tends to keep to the darker parts of the forest.

“The primary call identified in my region for this bird is the one attached above. Waveform and sonogram of calls, see below. Wells 2007 describes it as a rasping ‘cherrit-berrit’ or ‘chewit-berrit’. It is given 2 seconds apart and can continue for some time.

BulbulYBel-call [AmarSingh]

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
5th August 2017

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

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