The yellow vented bulbul is a commonly seen resident in our forest. We always see them flying around in pairs! They’re very cute and fluffy and like to bathe in our pool.
Description: Yellow vented bulbuls (Pycnonotus Goiavier) have adjusted well to humans and are found nearly everywhere in Singapore except in the deep forest. They are mostly brown with a white face and chest, with a little olive crest on the tops of their heads and black eyes, as well as their characteristic yellow under their tails :3 They usually go around in pairs. You will probably have heard their pleasing bubbly calls before. Be sure to look out for them in Singapore’s parks and gardens, they will usually be there!
Status: Very common resident breeder.
Diet: They usually eat berries and small fruits (e.g. figs) but they may also nibble on small shoots, eat certain insects or sip nectar.
Fun fact: The name bulbul derives from Persian: بلبل meaning nightingale! This could be because of the songbirds’ melodious songs.
17th January 2015
7th January 2015
Look at this bulbul standing artfully with the curling branches 😀
5th January 2015
2nd January 2015
14th December 2014
Today, a bulbul was standing really close to a White Throated Kingfisher! We tried to get a clear shot of both of them together but the camera couldn’t focus on both of them. Instead, the kingfisher became a unique smudge of colours!
5th December 2014
2nd December 2014
More bulbul snuggles! Bulbuls just love squeezing onto a single metal pole together!
After a bath in the swimming pool, they always stand by the pavement to dry off and end up looking fuzzy like this:
A collage of similar pictures for you~
18th November 2014
The bulbuls were catching flies right in front of our balcony!
22nd October 2014
11th October 2014
Bulbuls SUNBATHING! Both of them had a bath and did the same thing – lean on their sides and expose their chest fluff to the sun! They also angle it perfectly so the sunlight shines on them 😀
9th October 2014
More bulbul bathing pics:
6th October 2014
13th September 2014
9th September 2014
9th August 2014
This is what we call a Penguin Bulbul 😀 This bulbul stood up very straight and tall, looking like a penguin!!!
24th July 2014
One of the few sightings of a juvenile bulbul! Its cheeks aren’t as white.
23rd July 2014
An adult bulbul and a juvenile bulbul standing in front!
13th July 2014
Bulbul on the balcony! We had to sneak up on it in order to take a picture.
19th June 2014
First HD bulbul picture!