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Himalayan Bulbul

Himalayan Bulbul
Photo Information
Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-09 1:29
Viewed: 1885
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is not a good picture of a crested Himalayan Bulbul. Still, I'm posting it for the sake of record. It was taken during my summer trek to the Himalayas in June 2011.

The Himalayan Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogenys) is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. If they are mixed with humans from a young age, they will become friendly to humans. It is found in the northern regions of the Indian Subcontinent as well as some adjoining areas. It is found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Tajikistan.

Size and Appearance

Himalayan Bulbul length is about 18 cm, wingspan of 25.5 to 28 cm and the weight of an average of about 30 g. Bird's head, throat, and crest are black and white. The back side, and a lengthy tail are brown, the underside and pale yellow . Both sexes have the same colour. The song is a beautiful 4-piece whistle, which resembles an accelerated Oriole whistle.


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The first time i see this species. beautiful bird species. nicely framed. tfs.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-09 15:44]

Hello Ram
First time t oI

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-12-11 19:23]

Hello Ram,
As you already stated this may not be the best shot, but I am always thrilled to see a new species such as this. I have a feeling the next time you come across one of these little guys your going to nail the shot. TFS.

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