Yellow-vented Bulbul nesting in a potted plant

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A pair of Yellow-vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus goiavier) built their nest in a hanging pot of orchid. The birds were extremely shy so it was difficult to capture their activities on camera.

Feeding behavior indicated that there were hungry chicks in the nest.

Eventually two chicks were seen. One fledged, followed soon by the other.

Dr Jean Ho
Singapore
2nd May 2018

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  1. S. Devasahayam

    Red whiskered bulbuls also have a habit of building nests close to human habitations frequently on potted plants. But though seemingly protected from many predators, nesting success is low due to predation by snakes, feral cats, crows, crow pheasants and other birds that frequent human habitations.

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