Yellow-vented Bulbul chasing a Plantain Squirrel

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I witnessed a Plantain Squirrel, also known as Common Red-bellied Squirrel (Callosciurus notatus singapurensis) scrambling through a grove of palms, followed by the sound of a bird flying through the vegetation. Then I saw a Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) chasing the squirrel until the latter left the scene altogether.

I suspect that there must be a nesting pair of Yellow-vented Bulbuls around, otherwise it would not be that aggressive.

YC Wee
May 2015

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