Yellow-vented Bulbul eating a flower

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“I have alluded to the Yellow-Vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus goiavier analis) large diet. On this occasion I spotted an adult feeding on this flower (Clitoria sp.). It took pains to shake off the petals before feeding on the central structure.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
(Fringe of primary forest with secondary growth)
9th July 2011

Note: Birds eating flowers is more common than thought. They may possibly eat them for the nectar they contain: see HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

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4 Responses

  1. Had no idea birds ate flowers. The nectar theory is plausible.

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