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Juvenile Red-eyed Bulbuls feeding on Macaranga bancana fruits

on 17th September 2018
Juvenile Red-eyed Bulbul.

“There were a large number of self-feeding juvenile Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus brunneus) at the fruiting Common Mahang (Macaranga bancana).

Juvenile Red-eyed Bulbul.

Top and above are of Red-eyed Bulbul juveniles. They are easy to recognise with their orange iris. The very young Red-eyed Bulbul can have brown iris but the ones we usually see self-feeding have generally matured to having an orange iris.

Juvenile(?) Red-eyed Bulbul.

Above and below are of juvenile bulbuls that I am having some difficult in identification. I have seen many juvenile bulbuls over the years and generally ID is not too difficult. I am inclined to say that they are even younger Red-eyed Bulbul juveniles. Appreciate any opinions and more images available on request.”

Juvenile(?) Red-eyed Bulbul.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
18th July 2018

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

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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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