Red Vented Bulbul
|Copyright: Robin Queen (Rasjjr6) (51)|
|Date Taken: 2011-04-02|
|Camera: Canon 60D, 70-200 f:4 L IS USM|
|Exposure: f/20.0, 1/40 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-07-23 9:38|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Red Vented Bulbul is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It feeds mainly on fruits, petals of flowers, nectar, insects and occasionally geckos. |
Red-vented bulbuls build their nests in bushes at a height of around 2-3 m (7-10 ft; two or three eggs is a typical clutch. Nests are occasionally built inside houses or in a hole in a mud bank. Nests in tree cavities have also been noted.
They breed from June to September. The eggs are pale-pinkish with spots of darker red more dense at the broad end. They are capable of having multiple clutches in a year. Nests are small flat cups made of small twigs but sometimes making use of metal wires. The eggs hatch after about 14 days.
This one was looking at his reflection in our door so presented a good photo opportunity.
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Robin, this is a great shot of this bird. It has good sharpness and detail. Have a great weekend, Bill