Yellow-vented bulbul

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This article is about the southeast Asian species; for the Middle Eastern species also known by this name, see white-spectacled bulbul
Yellow-vented bulbul
Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) - Flickr - Lip Kee (7).jpg
At Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Pycnonotus
Species: P. goiavier
Binomial name
Pycnonotus goiavier
(Scopoli, 1886)

The yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is resident breeder in southeast Asia from southern Thailand and Cambodia south to Borneo and the Philippines. It is found in a wide variety of open habitats, but not deep forest. It is one of the most common birds in cultivated areas. They appear to be nomadic, roaming from place to place regularly.

The yellow-vented bulbul builds a well-camouflaged but fragile, loose, deep, cup-shaped nest from grass, leaves, roots, vine stems, and twigs. The nest is untidy on the outside, but it is neatly lined with plant fibers. It may be built in a wide range of places from low bushes to high trees. This is a species adapted to humans and may even nest in gardens. The yellow-vented bulbul lays 2–5 eggs in February to June.

The yellow-vented bulbuls eats berries and small fruits. They also sip nectar, nibble on young shoots, and take some insects.

Yellow-vented bulbul eggs and chicks 5 days after hatching


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