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Red Whiskered Bulbul

Red Whiskered Bulbul
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Copyright: Akshay Harith (S_Akshay) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 14 N: 130] (729)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon DSLR D200, Sigma100-300mm HSM APO with sigma 1.4XTC
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-29 9:49
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Points: 6
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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Pycnonotidae

Genus: Pycnonotus

Species:P. jocosus

The Red-whiskered Bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus, is a member of the bulbul family. It is a resident frugivore found mainly in tropical Asia from Pakistan and India through to southeast Asia and China. It has been introduced and has established itself in the wild in many other parts of the world.

These passerine birds feed on fruits nectar and insects. The loud and evocative call is a sharp kink-a-joo, and the song is a scolding chatter. It is more often heard than seen, but will perch conspicuously on occasions. It builds its nest in a bush; two to three eggs is a typical clutch and they may breed one or two times a year. Injury feigning distraction displays by a nesting bird has been noted. The breeding season is spread out and peaks from December to May in southern India and March to October in northern India. The eggs have a pale mauve ground colour with speckles becoming blotches towards the large end. Eggs measure 21 mm and are 16 mm wide. Eggs take 12 days to hatch. Both parents take part in raising the young. The chicks are psilopaedic (having down only in the pterylae). The life span is more than 11 years

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-29 12:10]

Hello Akshay! Very nice picture, a beautiful subject and a very good technique, well done, thanks!


:-) tomorrow

Hi Junior,

Nice potrait of the bul bul, wish you could have given more space for better composition.TFS.

Hi Akshay

This is the best shot of this species I've seen. We have them here in eastern Australia as an introduced species, difficult to get close to. I have a few shots, but nothing as good as this. I really love it, it shows all the diagnostic features perefctly. I don't think anyone could get a better shot. Great work my friend.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-11-01 7:00]

Hi Akshay
Beautiful sharp photo.Composition colours and background are very good.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-11-02 9:07]

hi akshay
nice picture of his bulbul.good work

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