Bulbul: The singing bird


Red Whiskered Bulbuls at Aksa Beach
Red Whiskered Bulbul at Aksa Beach, Malad, Mumbai





Bubul, another exotic looking bird found in a good number in Mumbai's concrete Jungle. Bulbuls are highly vocal with a very sweet voice. Well, at least the three kinds that I've seen do sing well. There is a large variety to this bird with different names such as Finsch's Bulbul, White Throated Bulbul, Puff Throated Bulbul, Brown Eared Bulbul Gray Cheeked Bulbul, White Browed Bulbul, Red Vented Bulbul and many more. You can find more information about this species here.

I've so far only seen 3 of these. Red Whiskered Bulbul, Red Vented Bulbul and White Browed Bulbul. Wish to see more types of Bulbuls soon.

Sharing some photos of Bulbuls, shot using Canon PowerShot SX50 HS.

Red Vented Bulbul

Red Whiskered Bulbul

Red Vented Bulbul at Aksa Beach, Malad, Mumbai

Red Whiskered Bulbul

Red Vented Bulbul

Red Whiskered Bulbul

Red Vented Bulbul

Red Whiskered Bulbul

Red Vented Bulbul

White Browed Bulbul

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    1. Thanks that's a wonderful comment coming from you...

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  2. These are interesting exotic birds with their bright splashes of red. Lovely captures!

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  3. Very nice captures! I like the red whiskered bulbuls for their pretty splash of color.

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    1. Thanks Janie! Bulbuls are really cute!

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  4. You must have a nice long lens and a tripod to get so many sharp photos. And from experience (which isn't much) I'd say you're lucky to have seen 3 variations of one bird.

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    1. Hey Lowell, you've got a SX40 you said once... I've got a SX50. Not a DSLR but good reach and good enough quality. All of my photos are shot handheld. Although I'm planning to get a monopod or a tripod soon.

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  5. hi I too own a sx 50 but not able to get such crisp and mmmmm sorry no words to describe....photoz....

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  6. what were the setting you had on the camera ?

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  7. @Ajit, could you share some of your photos? I mostly use the AV or TV mode and keep the ISO between 100-400. In menu check the following: AF FRAME should be set to Tracking AF. Digital Zoom should be set to Standard. Keep AF Assist Beam ON.

    In ISO Auto Settings Select 800.

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