Yellow-vented Bulbul protecting its nest

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“A Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) was spotted standing guard near its nest (above).

“It then noticed my sister approaching and started chirruping and flapping his wings (above).

“It continued flapping its wings and chirruping, apparently as a warning for her not to come close (above).

“The nest had two eggs inside… (above)“

Not all birds defend their nests LINK. Some birds aggressively defend their nests from other birds LINK. Others like the Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus) uses its well-known broken-wing distraction tactic LINK.

House Crows (Corvus splendens) are known to attack people when they are brooding their chicks. An incident in 2006 saw them attacking anyone and everyone who unknowingly walked by their fallen fledgling, including tourists walking out of the nearby hotel LINK.

Dr Jean Ho
Singapore
24th March 2019

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