An ode to bulbuls
The Yellow-vented Bulbul is a common bird
Here at Lilok its song is often heard
From trees, power lines, or up in the air
they are sometimes alone but quite often a pair
Dark crest on their head straight up ajuts
And a bright yellow “vent” (we call it a butt)
Often you’ll see them eat berries and shoots
Or contently picking at the softest fruits
On occasion they may even consume a flower
But we all know you need bugs for power
Where do Yellow-vented Bulbuls live?
Yellow-vented Bulbuls tend to be found in open habitats, such as scrub, thickets, agriculture, cities, parks, and open forest.
What do they eat?
They eat berries, fruits, nectar, and insects.
Are they dangerous?
Not in the least.
Are they in danger?
No, they are a common bird with a wide range that appears to do well in places with human presence.
What is their scientific name and classification?
The scientific name of the Yellow-vented Bulbul is Pycnonotus goiavier. It is a member of the Bulbul family, medium-sized songbirds which tend to make quite a bit of noise with varying levels of quality.
Have you heard the Yellow-vented Bulbul’s call? Some people say that it is very difficult to describe. How would you describe it?