Tuesday, November 17, 2015

An Orange-eating Bulbul

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

I saw this Yellow Vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) on a branch of the casuarina tree and decided to lure it closer to me for some near shots. 

Taking a leaf from a post by lronglim, I planted a sliced mandarin orange on the wall. It soon flew down and did not waste anytime indulging itself.

I placed the other half on the ground, but what appeared was a monitor lizard skink (as pointed out by Ang 1, thanks).

It ran off when I approached with my intruding lens.


Having satiated its apetite, the Bulbul flew up to a post to enjoy the view of the garden without any fear of predators.


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