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Another Bulbul

Another very common sight across Hong Kong, and in Lions Park in Sai Kung is the Crested Bulbul or the Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus).

This one was shot outside Mai Po, feeding on a Papaya, although they seemed to not have the skill of the other birds to do so in an efficient way.

Very social, these noisy, chattering birds can be seen near the ponds, and in the branches around the Park.

They are not only frugivores

(furit eaters), they also enjoy a tasty insect. Still

favoured as a pet today, they are known to live for up

to eleven years in captivity. They have a rather

chivalrous courtship, where the male bows his bead,

drops his wings and spreads his tail. In Hong Kong

they breed from April till June.

These two were eating berries just before Christmas in Kadoorie Farm.

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