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Copyright: Arindam Mitra (arindammitra89) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 0 N: 137] (918)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-11
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-13 5:30
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Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bulbuls are a family, Pycnonotidae, of medium-sized passerine songbirds. Many forest species are known as greenbuls. The family is distributed across most of Africa and into the Middle East, tropical Asia to Indonesia, and north as far as Japan. A few insular species occur on the tropical islands of the Indian Ocean There are about 130 species in around 24 genera. While some species are found in most habitats, overall African species are predominantly found in rainforest whilst rainforest species are rare in Asia, instead preferring more open areas. The only Bulbul which occurs in Europe was spotted in the Cyclades and bears a yellow patch, being otherwise of a snuffy brown
Bulbuls are short-necked slender passerines. The tails are long and the wings short and rounded. In almost all species the bill is slightly elongated and slightly hooked at the end. They vary in length from 13 cm for the Tiny Greenbul to 29 cm in the Straw-headed Bulbul. Overall the sexes are alike, although the females tend to be slightly smaller. In a few species the differences are so great that they have been described as functionally different species. The soft plumage of some species is colourful with yellow, red or orange vents, cheeks, throat or supercilia, but most are drab, with uniform olive brown to black plumage. Species with dull coloured eyes often sport contrasting eyerings. Some have very distinct crests. Bulbuls are highly vocal, with the calls of most species being described as nasal or gravelly. One author described the song of the Brown-eared Bulbul as "the most unattractive noises made by any bird".

Bulbul from Attappadi Plateau
Bulbuls eat a wide range of different foods, ranging from fruit to seeds, nectar, small insects and other arthropods and even small vertebrates. The majority of species are frugivorous and supplement their diet with some insects, whilst there is a significant minority of specialists, particularly in Africa. Open country species in particular are generalists. Bulbuls in the genus Criniger and bristlebills in the genus Bleda will join mixed-species feeding flocks.
The bulbuls are generally monogamous. One unusual exception is the Yellow-whiskered Greenbul which at least over part of its range appears to be polygamous and engage in a lekking system. Some species also have alloparenting arrangements, where non-breeders, usually the young from earlier clutches, help raise the young of a dominant breeding pair. Up to five purple-pink eggs are laid in an open tree nests and incubated by the female. Incubation usually lasts between 1114 days, and chicks fledge after 1216 days.

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Hello Mr.Mitra!
Splendid shot of this little fellow. Very fine details and sharpness. Smooth background is adding beauty to the image.This bird is a restless creature and its not always very easy to shoot it with camera. Good effort;Thanks for sharing.
Best Regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-13 7:01]

Hello Arindam,
Excellent photo of this Red-vented Bulbul, pycnonotus cafer. Great sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Nice blurry background. Attractive pose with eye contact.

Hello Arindam,
照的清晰 也非常美麗
你卻照的很漂亮 還有著層次感
這鳥第一次見到 真是美麗 尤其尾巴有一點紅 很特別
構圖美的不用說 背景更是深邃 經典作品

Hello Arindam,
Chena Pakhi-Red vented Bulbul.Saradin sob somoy chokhe pore.Valo picture.Sharpness and colour is nice with catching light on eye.Even red vent is clearly visible.BG tao khub sundor.
Thanks for sharing,
Valo theko,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-08-13 9:23]

Hello Arindam.
Absolutely amazing capture with and exceptional colors and superb details.The light and exposure are perfect as usual.Thanks for sharing this wonderful bird!Regards Siggi

hallo Arindam
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
great sharpness composition
thanks greeting lou

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-08-13 13:33]

Hi Arindam,
beautiful capture of this lovely bird,
good lighting, excellent details, well composed !
Thanks !
Best regards !

Hello Arindam,
really nice and interesting bird. Very good presentation. I like your composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-14 12:15]

Hi Arindam,
Another very nice portrait of a beautiful bird.
Excellent detail and focus in nice colours.
Perfect pose.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Arindam,
I just return from a short holiday at the Black See and in Bucegi Mountains - Romania.
Once again a wonderful photo taken from a very good angle and POV. Exceptional quality....Excellent details. Outstanding colors and perfect focus.
You managed perfect this composition. In the next weeks I will post some photos with birds living around the Black See coast.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Arindam,

The stems or the branches are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colourts of the Bulbul. The light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.


Hello Arindam

Excellent close-up photo of the Bulbul in
its expressive pose, fine POV and framing,
you managed superbly your camera to get details
of its dark plumage in a clear background, TFS


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