Brown-eared bulbul, hiyodori

  brown-eared bulbul, hiyodori resize 2 brown-eared bulbul, hiyodori resize34/1/16  This brown-eared bulbul, or hiyodori as it is known here in Japan, was  sipping nectar from the newly opened camellia blossoms in the front garden. It gets it’s name from the patch of brown feathers just behind it’s eyes. Notice the pollen on it’s bill and lore. It is beneficial as a cross pollinator, but is also sometimes destructive to some crops, such as fruit trees, and broccoli. They are an intelligent bird, and extremely vigilant. Their noisy alarm calls often warn other birds of approaching danger.

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