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Mountain Bulbul

Mountain Bulbul
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-27 1:48
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Points: 2
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Mountain Bulbul
(Hypsipetes mcclellandii)
Size: 24 cm
Location: Fraserís Hill (Pahang)

A large, olive and rufous bulbul with shaggy brown crown. Cheeks and breast pale rufous-streaked with buff. Throat streaked white and often puffed out. Belly and vent buff. Under-parts are olive green and with long powerful bill. Sexes are alike.
Noisy with a variety of calls. Most commonly a metallic tsyi tsyi and cheep har lee.

Inhabits forest and secondary growth with scattered trees, feeding mainly on fruit, mostly in canopy. Itís usually in pair or small groups. It nests high in tree.

Oriental region. A common resident in northern parts of the region, excluding Hong Kong and in montane Peninsular Malaysia; locally abundant.

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Hello Ang! Amazing bird. Perfect capture and exposure. Ideal contrast and sharpness. Nice light and colours. Fine note. Well done!

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