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White Eared Bulbul

White Eared Bulbul
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Copyright: pushpinder singh (pushpinder) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 62] (340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-10
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-14 23:51
Viewed: 3547
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Birding is not one of the strong points of the 70-200mm f4 L from canon. Here i used the lens to reasonably telling effect as i was able to approach this specimen upto a reasonably close distance.
The park next to where i live is witness to a large variety and numbers of insects, especially due to the rains. The mynahs, sparrows and this bulbul were having a field day there...a feast of sorts.
I had a field day too.

The White-eared Bulbul, Pycnonotus leucotis is a member of the bulbul family. It is found in mid and southern Iraq, southern Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and north-western India, parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and can also be seen in the UAE. The species was earlier considered a conspecific of Pycnonotus leucogenys.
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 magroves, 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.


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hello Dr. sab,
nice capture of White Eared Bulbul, liked the pose, the composition and the pov, lovely colors,
tfs & regards

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-09-19 12:26]

Hi Pushpinder.

Very nice compostion and point of view with excellent colors tones and contrast,good note.


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