Saturday, April 13, 2013

Birds in Neighbourhood - 2

I am the few of the fortunate who occasionally get to see few birds of different variety around my house in Bangalore. I have captured few of them in my camera and here they are.




One such beautiful bird is Red-whiskered Bulbul



This bird is about 20 centimeters in length with brown upper-parts and whitish underparts. It has a tall pointed black crest, red face patch. The tail is long and brown with white terminal feather tips, but the vent area is red.



They are found mainly in tropical Asia. It feeds on fruits, nectar and insects.


35 comments:

Chaitanyaa Sharma said...

All Are Amazing..... lovely Clicks

Cloudia said...

our bulbul lacks the wonderful hat!



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ladyfi said...

These shots are magical!

Fun60 said...

It is a beautiful bird. I like the tuft on its head. Well captured.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture on the bulbul! Glad u could have them around.
I found this bird in Kodaikanal, but I used to see Red vented bulbul near my home sometime.

EG CameraGirl said...

I have never heard of a Red-whiskered Bulbul before. It's a handsome bird.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Beautiful clicks

Bhushavali N said...

So pretty! Red Vented Bulbul is common sight but I saw Red Whiskered Bulbul just once in my locality!
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TexWisGirl said...

just a wonderful, handsome bird!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've never seen this beauty before! What an incredible, wonderful species.

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Meghana Hassan said...

U r indeed fortunate to find all these birds in your neighborhood....

Anuradha Shankar said...

lovely captures. this is one of my fav birds.. we see quite a few of them near my house, and i love seeing them and clicking them too :D

Tricia Hays said...

love those head feathers =)

Lowell said...

I was going to say this is a very beautiful bird but one with which I'm not familiar. You're lucky to have such avians in your yard!

Magia da Inês said...

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É um pássaro bonito e desconhecido, nunca o vi antes.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil

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Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

what a cutie. ( :

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely bird!

Valerie said...

An attractive bird - on first glance I thought the crest on the bird's head was it's top beak and that it had it's mouth wide open: silly me! Great captures. (Thanks for visiting my blog)

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots!

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a beautiful bird! I can only imagine what it must be like to see this in your own backyard.

HansHB said...

Lovely photos!
Nice to study!

Ken Schneider said...

Nice bird, and so close by!

Carletta said...

That crest really is something.
Lovely shots Rajesh!

Karen said...

What a handsome bird. I love his top of head feather!

mick said...

Beautiful bird and great photos of it.

NatureStop said...

Nice shots! Have a great day!

Shantana

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty bird, I like the crest! Great sighting and photo!

bailey-road.com said...

Nice captures of this lovely bird!

Neil said...

Beautiful bird.

Arija said...

I love your shots of the bulbul, such an interesting bird with it's topknot and red spot.

Rajesh said...

Thank you. I am glad you all liked this bird.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a great looking bird, and thank you for sharing it with us~

TheChieftess said...

Interesting bird! I've never seen one of these before!!!

aamjunta said...

Thanks for refreshing my fond memories with these lovely pics. I had recently penned down my childhood experiences with a family of Bulbuls- http://aamjunta.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/an-indian-summer-with-the-bulbuls/

AmitAag said...

Lovely!