Conservation status: LEAST CONCERN
Common name : yellow-vented bulbul, eastern yellow-vented bulbul
Scientific name: Pycnonotus goiavier
Diet: berries, small fruits, insects
Length: 19 – 20·5 cm
Weight: 24 – 37 g
The yellow-vented bulbul is a resident breeder in Southeast Asia and can be found in a wide variety of open habitats excluding deep forests.
This species is considered to be one of the most common birds in cultivated areas and display a nomadic behavior, roaming from place to place regularly.
It builds a well-camouflaged but fragile, loose, deep, cup-shaped nest from grass, leaves, roots, vine stems, and twigs. The nest appears untidy on the outside, but its interior neatly organized with plant fibers. The nests may be constructed in a wide range of places from low bushes to high trees. Sometimes, because this species is well adapted to humans, they may even build nests in gardens.
The yellow-vented bulbul is also considered to be one of the 10 most common species in Singapore, but, in my opinion, they are not as common as Mynahs or pigeons(especially in urban areas). In fact, to me, they don’t seem as “yellow” compared to the black-naped orioles.