Saturday, April 02, 2016

Red-Whiskered Bulbul

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Derive its name from the red whisker patch below its eyes was caught at Kodaikanal during one of my visits to the hill station and the bird was perched on a small shrub next to our cottage.  The Red-whiskered bulbul is a passerine bird found in Asia and being a member of the bulbul family, the bird is found very common in hill forests and urban gardens within its range and it feeds on fruits and small insects.

Red-whiskered Bulbul

The bird about 20 cm in length, has brown upper-parts and whitish under-parts with buff flanks and  a dark spur running onto the  breast at shoulder level. The distinctive tall pointed black crest and the red-vent and whiskers make them easy to identify. The bird’s calls are a loud three or four note call and they conspicuously perch on the trees but are often heard than seen. 

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13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great post on this pretty Red-whiskered Bulbul. The photos are great. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Devilish Angel said...

Lovely...

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots of the beautiful bird.

TexWisGirl said...

handsome bird!

Sandi said...

These are simply beautiful!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

What an amazing bird!
I love your captures in the evening sky, Jeevan.
I have seen Ms. Jo from Africa post a BulBul also.
Do you remember the Bulbul Dhaaraa? :)
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Betsy Adams said...

What a handsome bird. At first glance I thought it looked like a cat in the tree... ha ha .. That is one LARGE bird... Very pretty.

Hugs,
Betsy

Weekend-Windup said...

Good one, well captured...

Destination Infinity said...

"Often heard than seen" - so it's a feat that you got to see and even photograph the bird :)

Destination Infinity

Twilight Man said...

I love this shot of the bird perching on the tree branches which looked unique. Thanks for sharing about this species of birds.

Uppal said...

I often find this bulbul hovering around for grub. Your picture is fabulous!

L. D. said...

I have never seen a bird like this before. It has great shape and colors.

Indrani said...

Wow! Well captured.