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Red-vented Bulbul

Red-vented 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: 2014-09-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-03 5:35
Viewed: 1133
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It has been raining here for the last 2 days. Yesterday evening, the rain stopped for a while and from my terrace, I observed this Red-vented Bulbul preening itself after getting wet in the rain. After some time, it flew onto a tree just below the terrace and picked up an insect from it. After eating it quickly, it just rested for a few moments on the cables. That's when I took a few shots of it and this is one of them.

The Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) is a member of the bulbul family of passerines. It is resident breeder across the Indian subcontinent, including Sri Lanka extending east to Burma and parts of Tibet. It has been introduced in many other parts of the world and has established itself in the wild on several Pacific islands including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Hawaii. It has also established itself in parts of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand. It is included in the list of the world's 100 worst invasive alien species.


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Ciao Ram, lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Ram
very nice picture with beautiful colours and good details
thanks greeting lou

VERY BEAUTIFUL image sir with nice color except the distracting cable over the head but this is the problem we faced for taking a bird picture as birds prefer the cables than tree branches.Bad effect of urbanization on the bird photographer.

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