Wednesday, October 30, 2013

They're Guava Eaters Too!

I've been waiting for a chance to video the Yellow-vented Bulbuls (YVB) feeding on my mother's finger chili plant after I was able to photograph them last month.

While working in our living room, I heard the call of the YVB loud and clear! I sneaked up on the window that looks out to my mom's pocket garden and there were two birds on the chili plant, plucking the red chilis. I quickly got my camera to finally take a video. I was aiming my camera at the birds when a car passed by flushing out the birds. Another missed opportunity!

But then I heard the YVB's call again. They just transferred to our neighbor's small guava tree. I waited for them to return to the chili plant but they didn't budge. Upon closer inspection, and to my delight, the birds were feeding on a guava! They're guava eaters too!

All lined up for the partially eaten guava (on the right side of the screen)
But I think, one of them is still interested in the chilis =)

The birds flew away when another car passed through. I was surprised at how they loved the guava though! A few days after that, the birds were back in the guava tree, eating another ripe guava. One YVB even bullied another YVB, snapping at its friend until it backed away. Best part is, I got it on video! Enjoy!



  1. Always a good read whether the post is long or short...

  2. Nice one! I think the YVBs will eat anything! :-)

    1. Haha! Oo, basta fresh and organic =P Sosyal! =P