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A compilation of Yellow-vented Bulbul’s vocalisation

on 15th November 2015

Sun Chong Hong compiled the following calls and songs by the Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) that were posted in this website, adding two new ones:

1. Juvenile call recorded by Lena Chow (below).

2. Another juvenile call, possibly territorial, by Sun Chong Hong (below).

3. Territorial call, recorded by Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS (below), delivered one at a time and not repeated immediately after. Images of the posture when the call was made are given in the link. An audio recording is given HERE.

4. Joyful call in the rain by Teo Lee Wei & K (below).

5. Dawn Chorus by YC Wee (below).

6. Another dawn chorus by Sun Chong Hong. It is the “morning has broken” song heard during the break of dawn. It is also heard at other times of the time. This particular recording was made around 9am on 2 Apr 2011 (below).

7. This is yet another Yellow-vented Bulbul short call/song presented in waveform visualization by Sun Chong Hong (below). This recording was made around the same time and date as #6.

We welcome recordings (audio or video) of more calls and songs of this bulbul (as well as other species of birds).

If you like this post please tap on the Like button at the left bottom of page. Any views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the authors/contributors, and are not endorsed by the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM, NUS) or its affiliated institutions. Readers are encouraged to use their discretion before making any decisions or judgements based on the information presented.

YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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