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Author: Watling, Dick
Year: 1983
Title: The Breeding Biology of the Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus Cafer in Fiji
Journal: Emu
Volume: 83
Issue: 3
Pages: 173-180

Abstract: In Fiji, the Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer has a distinct breeding season which occurs during the rains. The Bulbul has a mean clutch size of 2.5. There is a high rate of egg and nestling loss; 72% of eggs laid do not hatch and 53% oF nestlings do not survive. Bulbuls have an extended period of parental care of fledglings and are unlikely to raise more than one brood in a season. Fledgling survival appears to be good and the annual recruitment rate is probaly about 30%, although in one year it was considerably less.