A Black-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus atriceps caecilii) was observed collecting nesting material by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS on 9th February 2010. The location was the Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
The adult bulbul was collecting nesting material, hovering in mid air to peel strips off a palm trunk.
In the Malay Peninsular, nest building has been reported in mid and late March (Wells, 2007). In Singapore, a bird was seen at Sime Road on 19th March 1987 with nesting material (Wang & Hails, 2007).
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2. Wells, D.R., 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsular. Vol. II, Passerines. Christopher Helm, London. 800 pp.