Thursday, 4 March 2010

Red-whiskered Bulbul

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The Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) is a common bird around Karimannoor. It gets its name from the red patch below its eyes.

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The bird is native to South Asia but it has been introduced into parts of North America, such as Florida and Hawaii through unauthorised cage releases.

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The Bulbuls are mostly frugivorous, feeding on fruits, but they also take nectar and insect prey. Although they have been reported to feed in flocks, I`ve not seen more than a couple of them at any one time in Karimannoor.

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2 comments:

  1. Graceful Birds. This is one species that I haven't really seen in my area in Indai but I did see many in Idukki.

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  2. Hi Thomas,
    Like you rightly said the lack of accessories is certainly annoying.
    The reflex lens is good but got 2 major problems. Cannot use tele-converter lens and f/8 makes it a slow lens for wildlife photography. Also Sigma and Tamaron with Sony mounts are not available in India too. I have tried all major dealers in Metros. Sony has told me , that they cannot assure when will the 400mm lens be releases, nor if it ever will be.

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