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Red-vented Bulbul of FIJI

Red-vented Bulbul of FIJI
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Fun in the Sun at Fiji
Date Submitted: 2008-02-28 0:37
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Points: 14
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Red vented Bulbul

I took this photo when we were in Fiji 2 1/2 years ago, and I think it is about time I went back there for another holiday… But unfortunately – not yet.

It is the Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds.

It originally bred in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Myanmar and southwestern China, and has been introduced to Fiji and Hawaii. It is also common in urban parts of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

This is a bird of scrub, open forest, plains and cultivated lands. It builds its nest in a bush; two or three eggs is a typical clutch.

Red-vented Bulbul is about 20cm in length, with a long tail. It has brown or black upperparts, with a white rump. The breast is brown or black, and the rest of the underparts are white apart from the red around the vent. The head and small crest are black.

Sexes are similar in plumage, but young birds are duller than adults. The flight is bouncing and woodpecker-like.

There are a number of regional variations in plumage, mainly with respect to the upperpart and breast colour. Red-vented Bulbuls feed on fruit, nectar and insects.

The Red-vented Bulbul is incapable of synthesizing vitamin C. It shares this features with a very limited number of other animals, among which are certain fruit bats and primates (including humans) as well as the guinea pig.

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Una magnífica imagen Janice.
Delicadas texturas y buen encuadre.
Interesante nota.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

hello Janice

excellent shot of the Red-vented Bulbul,
i love your low POV and that in the framing you kept
a good space in front of the subject (you didn't crop close),
excellent DOF, lovely luminosity of the image,
excellent sharpness & details of the bird's plumage
and a lovely catch-light at the eye, TFS


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-03-04 3:22]

Hello Janice,
Very nice capture and composition,very good details and nice colours.
Well done!

I wonder if these bul-buls are any different from the one we find in India...
Excellent depth with great sharpness and clarity.
Very well done!!
Thank you!

Hallo Janice
This is a splendid capture of the Red-vented Bulbul in a fine pose. The tiny catch light in the eye makes this photo more special. Lovely details on the plumage with that little hint of red colour at the bottom. The bird looks very much at ease and has a natural look. Good focus and sharp details. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-06 5:49]

Hello Janice,
I've seen this fine bird in India and you've captured it very well here. Excellent details and fine colours of the plumage. ice contrasting background too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Bonjour Janice
C'est une belle prise de vue que tu as réussie avec de belles couleurs ,les détails et la composition sont supers.Il a une pose majestueuse cet oiseau.

Merci et au revoir ....JP

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