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Yellow-Vented Bulbul (Juvenile)

Yellow-Vented Bulbul (Juvenile)
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Copyright: Terry Sidion (boomcat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2581 W: 75 N: 4241] (16869)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-17
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 2,7-4,5/5,2-78
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-13 7:47
Viewed: 1966
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Friends,

Good Evening.. this is another shot of Yellow-Vented Bulbul but this time the little one (Juvenile).. it's been months since i capture this.. not sure if this good for posting as the bg is a bit noisy.. tried using neatimage but i lost the detail.. so no.. just cropped and resized..

thanks for looking..

cheers, terry

Pycnonotus goiaver


Pycnonotus goiaver Scopoli, 1786. Forms superspecies with P. barbatus, P. nigricans, P. capensis, P. leucotis, P. leucogenys and possibly P. cafer, P. aurigaster.


French: Bulbul d'Arabie; German: Gelbsteißbülbül; Spanish: Bulbul Capirotado;.


7.4 in (19 cm), 1.2–1.6 oz (35–46 g). Black head with white eye-ring. Brownish underparts, white in center of belly. Conspicuous yellow undertail (vent). Sexes alike. Juvenile resembles adult, but head brown.


Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, western Syria, Jordan, Sinai and Arabian peninsulas.


Open forest, cultivated gardens, orchards, plantations—anywhere with trees, bushes or scrub; will nest quite close to humans.


Thought to spend time in "duo" with a sibling of same or different sex. Gregarious where food is abundant, hundreds may

flock together outside of breeding season. Active and noisy, squabbling common. Calls various chirping, bubbling, whistling, scolding, occasional mimic of other birds. Nonmigratory.


Mainly feeds on fleshy fruits, also insects; flying ants, bees, wasps, mole-crickets, worms, and snails.


Monogamous, pairs remain together all year, often for several years. Two to three broods, nests in bushes or low palms. Two to four subelliptical light violet to pink eggs, with violet or red-brown and gray speckles. Incubation 14 days, fledge 13–15 days.


Not threatened. Fairly common throughout range, largest numbers in Israel where range is expanding (few hundred thousand pairs).


None known.

"To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest."

Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-10-13 7:53]

Hi My friend...
Amazing - You are my new neighbor again for today...

Great shot of this 'Yellow-Vented Bulbul' !
Very sharp, nice color and I like it...

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-10-13 8:06]


mangigique ce oiseua, quelle belle couleur avec ce arrière fond vert, il a un bien beau plumage, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


hi terry..
good shot, good pose and good color, saya rasa susah juga mahu shot burung, sebab baru saja angkat camera suda hilang,
good job la.....

Hi sis,

Wah hebat sekali pengambilan foto ini . . Sangat tajam meskipun dengan BG yang agak ramai, tapi burungnya terlihat detil sekali . .

Saya pernah lihat burung ini . . kecil tapi berisik sekali suaranya . .


Hi Terry,
Beautiful composition of lovely bird...
Nice colours and good focus.
I like it. The Words of Mahatma Ghandi is very
important. Congratulations.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Terry Hi;

Splendid composition of details and colors of this beautiful young bird.
Very nice work and educational notes.

Congratulations, my friend

Ciao mi piace molto questa foto


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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-10-13 9:32]

Hello Terry
I think you did an amazing job capturing this little one! On my monitor I see no noise! Perfect placement of the bird and twig...


Hi Terry
a good shot of a plain looking bird. well captured with the bg that adds colors and light to the image.

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-10-13 10:25]
  • [+]

Hello Terry.
Still a nice looking picture of the bird.
It looks like there are graves in the background ?
Greetings from Jan

Merhaba Terry,
Very nicely portrait of this cutebird.Good sharpness, colours and details.TFs.


Hi Terry,
Excellent composition from an excellent POV. beautiful bird and capture.Well done my friend.TFS.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-10-13 15:26]

Hello Terry,
What a lovely composition in Turkey we call it "bulbul" too
Well done shot

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-10-13 22:57]

Very cute :) I like the way it's looking at you, good focus on the eye. Nice color and detail. TFS

Hi Terry,
superb capture of lovely birdy here,
perfect clarity and sharpnes with beautiful detailes,
nicely cropped and presented,
really interesting leaves on the tree, a kind of ivy i believe,
great work my dear friend,
welldone and tfs,
have a wonderful week,
warm regards,
:) tomorrow

Hi Terry,
A lovely and perfect capture of this cute bulbul in a fine composition. Great details and DOF/POV too.
TFS and cheers,


Hi Terry,
The diagonal twig makes it an interesting composition, but the bird is striking sharp too. Like the blurred background. A fien posting Terry, well done.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-10-14 3:08]

Wonderful shot Terry ;)
Congrats and thanks...
J ;)

Hello Terry,
Lovely bird . well captured image. Good clarity . Thanks for useful information. I like BG also
Selahattin E

Hello Terry,
Well composed shot of this tiny bird. :)

Selamat malam teman saya Terry,

Indah fotografi. Sebuah cantik dan indah burung. Indah warna dan besar fokus.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2008-10-14 14:32]

Hello Terry! Beautiful, sweet bird! Preety colours and picture. Greetings. Barbara

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-10-14 15:15]

Hello Terry! Hey you're a bird photographer now! Well done it's really well done, very sharp image and a fine composition! Thanks!


This deserves a WOW with exclamation Terry. Exquisitely composed and exposed. The bird's eyes glow, and texture from the tree branch rightfully is pleasing....My compliments...Danilo

Oct 16,2008

Hi Terry. Really nice shot at this juv. The perch on the diagonal branch is stunning. The exposure of the plumage is well seen with the eye so bright and popping. A very good nature shot with notes matching the TN post. Well done and best regards. Jusni

Bonjour Terry,
Beautiful catch with the Dhc-7 of this bird, great sharpness and colors, nice deep of field well composed and presented. very well done.

Olá, Terry!

What a cute guy! Lovely composition, my friend! Well done job! Congratulations and TFS :o)


Hi Terry,
Lovley photo,well done and good composition,congratulation.
Best regards,

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-10-18 0:49]

Tola Terry,
preciosa foto,
tonos y coloragradables,
pose y efectivo encuadre,
bonita escena,

Olá Terry,

What a cute bird, you´ve captured very well!
Superb sharpness, colors and light!
Liked the blured BG, congratulations!


p.s.-great note!

classic but perfect diagonal compo Terry. you must have been quite close. good details on the birds fur!

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-10-22 11:43]

Perfect light and contrast. A precise work which you carried out, gave wound-full result.

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