Black-headed Bulbul collecting nesting material

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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).

References:
1.
Wang, L.K. & C. J. Hails, 2007. An annotated checklist of birds of Si ngapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement 15: 1-179.
2. Wells, D.R., 2007. The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsular. Vol. II, Passerines. Christopher Helm, London. 800 pp.

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