|The black-headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus atriceps)|
|Note the black berry it snatched...|
Though the literature about this bird says that it is a common bird in Southeast Asia but try looking for it around the neighbourhood. Hardly. At the Kambatik park, they seem to be arriving in considerable numbers now that a certain jungle tree shrub is flowering and producing small black berries. I have not been able to name the shrub yet. When I saw it this afternoon, it was perching on a nearby branch before it snatched a berry while hovering. Two beautiful things about this bird is the striking yellow colour of its body with a black hood. It's call is very crisp and rings throughout the park. They come very early in the morning and can be heard throughout the day till late afternoon. From a distance it is not easily recognizable for its yellow feathers and you need to track its call to observe the beauty of its yellow body.