“There were a large number of self-feeding juvenile Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus brunneus brunneus) at the fruiting Common Mahang (Macaranga bancana).
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.
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.”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
18th July 2018
Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle