Saturday, May 31, 2014

Preening Bulbuls on Bauhenia kockiana

Yellow Vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) are one of my favourite birds. I love the spiked hair tufts on top of their heads. They are much bigger than sunbirds and almost the size of doves.

The throat and underparts are mostly white with an attractive yellow patch at the base of tail. This Bulbul was perched on the vine of Bauhenia kockiana.




Flowers of the Bauhenia kockiana which trailed along the outer edge of the RC rain gutter.



 
 
This Bulbul has completed one part of its grooming routine and ...


... pause for a break.


Intertwining of two vines.

 
A cluster of Bauhenia kockiana buds and flowers.

 


 

 
It then embarked on a second cycle of preening. Somehow it only groomed the right wing and totally ignored the left wing.


This vine extends to the back of the house too.


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