Nesting of the Yellow-vented Bulbul

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“The Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier analis) has the capacity to build nests in a variety of locations. This one was in an open field full of tall grasses (left). I was alerted to its presence by the adult Yellow-vented Bulbul chasing away a variety of munia that were feeding near the nest. I think the small bush (less than 1 meter tall) is Ageratum conyzoides (White Weed).

“Pictures of this well woven nest and the hatchlings (just 1-2 days old) below.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
1st April 2011

Disclosure: Spent less than 45 seconds at the nest to minimise trauma, and checked that parents returned to young after I left (watched from a distance). Other pictures were taken from the car as a hide.

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