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Himalayan Bulbuls

Himalayan Bulbuls
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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: 2017-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-03-10 4:49
Viewed: 1270
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I went up to the flat roof of my apartment to capture birds visiting the feeders down below on the terrace. I shot Spotted Doves, a Crow and these migratory Himalayan Bulbuls. The weather has turned colder again here in Jammu and these Bulbuls are still around. They will return to their natural habitat as soon as it starts getting warmer here.


The Himalayan bulbul is about 18 cm in length, with a wingspan of 25.5-28 cm and an average weight of 30 g. Its head, throat, and crest are black and white. The back side, and a lengthy tail are brown, the underside and pale yellow. Sexes are alike. The song is a beautiful 4-piece whistle, which resembles an accelerated oriole whistle.

Distribution and Habitat

The species occurs in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent and some adjoining areas. It is found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Tajikistan. It is the national bird of Bahrain.

The Himalayan bulbul frequents forests and shrubland and also comes into gardens and parks.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-03-10 14:33]

HI Ram,a lot of visitors on your roof,this time 2 lovely bulbulls caught in the usual excellent way,very sharp and well exposed! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-03-10 18:18]

Hello Ram,
You are fortunate to have such attractive birds visit your home. I love their unique markings and beautiful colors. Very good eye contact with a bit of catchlight.

Hi Ram
Thanks for sharing this beautiful scene of this migratory birds, very good sharpness and clarity, very nice lighting.



Hello Mr. Thakur,

The bird feeder has paid rich dividend to you. A wonderful capture of this pair of Himalayan Bulbul with a striking pose. Excellent sharpness with natural colors.

Thank You for sharing such lovely pics.

Happy Holi to You!

Warm Regards,

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