Adventures in buying a house and living in Malaysia
I wish I knew all the names of birds! But that's really well spotted!Duncan In Kuantan
From the shape of the beak and the eyes, plus the location and messy nest, it looks like the yellow-vented bulbul (merbah kapur). They love to nest in gardens. I had one that nested on a hanging pot of Episcia cupreata, resulting in the poor plant not getting any water, else the nest gets flooded. The also love nesting on Dracaena surculosa, or even a mango tree. They have brown wings, whitish chest and the yellow vent (a clear identification feature, make sure they don't poop on you if you look straight up from below their vent :-p). They can raise their crest somewhat. Eggs usually two, though recently I spotted one with a third smaller egg at a school in Tg Karang, Selangor.
Sean,Thanks I think that might be it. The bird left the nest awhile ago, I dont think any eggs were laid there. I wonder if my cat constantly watching through the window and jumping under the tree when he was outside had anything to do with the departure!