Juvenile Red-eyed Bulbuls feeding on Macaranga bancana fruits

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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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