On 13 August 2021, Thong Chow Ngian observed a Yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) feeding on a pomegranate fruit (Punica granatum). This plant was growing in his neighbour’s balcony in the Pasir Ris vicinity.
Below are 4 photographs showing the bird perched in different positions to access the red, fleshy, edible seeds. The bird swallowed the crystal-like seeds whole. The pomegranate plant is not native in Singapore but it is interesting to observe the Yellow-vented bulbul being adventurous in feeding on a new fruit.
All photographs are attributed to Thong Chow Ngian.