“This is from my friend who lives at Singapore’s Bin Tong Park. She has a basket for clothes pegs on her washing line and a pair of Yellow-vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus goiavier) decided to use it as a nest,” wrote Jean Ho on 30the March 2011.
“My friend who sent me this says the bigger chick has fallen out of the nest twice already. It certainly looks like it’s planning to take off soon,” added Jean on 7th April.
The two chicks fledged the next day.
Dr Jean Ho
I’d have thought the parents would have been scared off by the proximity to humans. Or is the washing line in question not used often ? Jean’s friend certainly seems to have been able to get quite close to the nest to photograph it.
Red vented bulbuls have frequented our garden(Bangalore, India) and nested on occasions, they appear to be quite fearless( trusting) of humans.The chicks are absolute darlings, its amazing to watch them grow rapidly and almost become full fledged in 5-6wks.