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Himalayan bulbul (Aves Tennantus)

Himalayan bulbul (Aves Tennantus)
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Copyright: akbar ali asif (AKBAR-ALI-ASIF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 478] (2927)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-12-27
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-12-30 6:08
Viewed: 2022
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Himalayan Bulbul is a common sighting in Islamabad, especially in winter season. They have close resemblance with White-eared Bulbuls (Pycnonotus leucotis) which are normally limited to Southern Pakistan. The main difference between two is the presence of lovely crest of grey to dark grey feathers on head of a himalayan bulbul which is absent in white eared ones that have almost black heads without crests. Second main difference is the white patch on ear or cheek which is not as broad in Himalayan bulbuls as in white eared ones. Both types have yellow vents. Some information from wikipedia is as under:

The Himalayan bulbul (Aves Tennantus) 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. It is the national bird of Bahrain.

Himalayan bulbul habitat are at the and forests, and in the rich shrub layer. He also appear gardens and roadsides. Sometimes you can also find him in the gardens and parks where human visitors, who would leave food. This invites flies and other insects that are its main food.

This bulbul is preparing a small cup-shaped nest, made of herbs, roots and twigs. the nest is usually built in the bush or low tree branch. The female lays usually three eggs, which are incubated for 12 days. The chicks leave the nest 911 days old. Flips are evaluated as two or three during the summer. During the breeding of this bird is very combative towards other birds.

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hallo Akbar
very nice picture with good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Akbar,
Hope you are well. You know off late have been once again posting some excellent shots of the birds of Islamabad.I am all praise for this bulbul shot and prior to this of the flying fox's amazing image. You could remove the branch on the right if you so desired and which looks good but I have dared to remove it in a workshop image, hope you won't mind.
Thanks a lot for sharing, take care,
warm regards/Abid

Hello Akbar,
Splendid details with excellent colors and great focus. Amazing clarity.
What a interesting bird! Thanks for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-30 11:15]

Hi Akbar,it seems very proud to be photographed by you this bulbul...ehehe...perfect pose and perfect pic too,made with the usual top quality,i like it! Happy New Year to you and your family and thanks,Luciano.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-12-31 10:25]

Hi Akbar,
Very nice shot of this beautiful bird. Amazing colors and very nice sharpness details
Wish for you and your family Happy New Year 2015.
Regards Jiri.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-12-31 13:33]

Hello Akbar,
very beautiful bird,nice photo,regards..

Hello Akbar,
I actually like the branch on the right as I think it gives a nice "framing" effect to the bird. What a beautiful image you have here. Perfect pose in excellent overall quality. Impressive tonal range. A real pleasure to view.

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