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Yellow-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier analis   - Feeding behaviour
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 15 October 2016
English synonyms:Eastern Yellow-vented Bulbul, Philippine Yellow-vented Bulbul (goiavier, samarensis, suluensis), Sunda Yellow-vented Bulbul (analis, jambu, gourdini)
Bird Family :Pycnonotidae - Asian Bulbuls, Finchbills & Malia
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Mixed species feeding on aerial insects; not termites but some species of Mymaridae, commonly known as fairyflies or fairy wasps. These insects were fluttering around a Madras Thorn tree (Pithecellobium dulce). Birds involved were Yellow-vented Bulbuls (Pycnonotus goiavier analis), Asian Glossy Starlings (Aplonis panayensis strigata) and Baya Weavers (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus).
A composite of Yellow-vented Bulbuls with prey.
- Amar
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