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White-eared Bulbul

White-eared 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: 2015-01-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-03 0:21
Viewed: 2009
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis) is a member of the bulbul family. It is found in KuwaitBahrain, mid and southern Iraq, southern Iran,tehran iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, north-western India, in parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and on the Arabian peninsula. The species was earlier considered a conspecific of Pycnonotus leucogen.


This species is very similar in appearance to the Himalayan white-cheeked bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys but smaller and uncrested and with a larger white cheek patch. It has a pale bare eye-ring. The vent is orange yellow. Sexes are alike.

It is found in scrub forest and gardenland. Also found in flocks or pairs in the mangroves, gorging on the fruits of the Meswak bush. Usually seen in pairs or small groups. It feeds on fruits and insects, and breeds in March–June.

In Iran, the natural habitat of the species is Khouzestan Province, in the southwest of the country where it feeds on dates and is generally considered a pest. Some also call it "The Bulbul of Tehran".


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hallo Ram
beautiful composition and beautiful colours
very nice picture to see
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-04 4:31]

Hi Ram,excellent capture despite the distance and the difficult location too,very nice bulbul,and very rich composition too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Dear Ram,
pleasantly lively portrait of the White-eared Bulbul clearly visible while hiding in dense tropical foliage.
Thank you, and enjoy your visit to the Emirates.
With best regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-01-10 19:23]

Hello Ram,
A beautifully marked bird with beautiful contrasting colors. From this angle there can be no doubt about how this bird got it's name, as the white ear patch is quite evident. I especially like the yellow coloring just under it's tail. You have captured it in a nice relaxed pose and in it's natural habitat.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2015-01-13 7:16]

Hello Ram,
This is a very fine birdshot with perfect decentred composition and a most beautifiul Bulbul. Love the environment you show too.
Lovely shot!
Happy New year to you!
Herzlich grüsst

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