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Himalayan Bulbul

Himalayan Bulbul
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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: 2014-10-26
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: 2016-12-22 2:08
Viewed: 1417
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Himalayan bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogenys) or White-cheeked Bulbul is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family, native to central Asia.


The Himalayan bulbul about 18 cm in length, with a wingspan of 25.5-28 cm and an average weight of 30 g. Its head, throat, and crest are black and white. The back side, and a lengthy tail are brown, the underside and pale yellow. Sexes have are alike. The song is a beautiful 4-piece whistle, which resembles an accelerated oriole whistle.

Distribution and habitat

The species occurs in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent and some adjoining areas. It is found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Tajikistan. It is the national bird of Bahrain.

The Himalayan bulbul frequents forests and shrubland and also comes into gardens and parks.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-12-22 14:51]

Hi Ram,a difficult location and a dark light,but the result is very very good talking about the sharpness,lovely capture of this bulbul in its habitat,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram

Excellent shot of the Himalayan bulbul, fine POV and the way it is framed
with the vegetation, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-12-22 17:15]

Hello Ram,
What a beautiful bird you have presented to us. The crest is very attractive, the way it is slightly wind blown forward adds a bit of character. The focus is tac sharp and the exposure is perfect. I love all the color which is visible throughout the entire frame. Excellent eye contact with a little catchlight visible.

Ciao Ram, great capture of cute bird in nice pose, fantastic colors, splendid light, excellent clarity and fine details, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas and Happy new Year, ciao Silvio

Dear Ram,
very beautiful portrait of the charming Himalayan bulbul well imbedded in the splendid subtropical vegetation of Himachal Pradesh.
A perfectly taken and presented picture full of energy and good spirits.
Thank you! Sending you my best wishes to you for a happy New Year 2017!
With friendly regards,

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