Pycnonotus xanthopygos is a songbird called in Hebrew and Arabic : Bulbul.
20cm+/- length, 40 – 45gr. Weight, unrest , really a singer with a typical whistle – mostly in Summer here in Israel, and some of them has a yellow apron under the beak.
It is standing here on a Carob tree.
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rodgerg (55767) 2010-06-20 9:10
Very good shot of this bulbul well collected in its vegetal framing. Details, attitude and colors of the bird very well collected. I like too the very graphic vegetation in the BG.
jmdias (59000) 2010-06-20 9:17
interesting bird. I liked the light on the main subject. perfect framing and sense of moment
Silvio1953 (130518) 2010-06-20 13:16
Ciao Ike, wonderful bird in nice pose colors, beautiful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (40710) 2010-06-20 16:55
Very good it captures this one with the tele, preciously and originally this bird with his varied plumage, very nice bottom with the green berries that must do the delights of the bird. Good brightness and beautiful colors.
Have to nice week. Best regards.
AKITA (15125) 2010-06-20 18:19
a beautiful shot of lovely bird in green leaves,
its eye is very characteristic and so cute,
in Japan, this kind of birds are called "Hiyo-dori",
thank you for your wonderful shot,
edge (6765) 2010-06-20 19:17
Hello Ike, Great bird picture and a specie that I have never heard of. The one with the yellow aporn must be very colorful. Nice job to get this close to the bird where the viewer can see it so well. I like bird pictures but I find that I need a fairly long telephoto lens to get what I want. Have a good week. Regards, Roger
kordinator (20165) 2010-06-21 1:39
Nice capture interesting bird.
I liked the light on the main subject.
Perfect natural color.
Very good note.
jhm (144328) 2010-06-21 4:32
Excellent pse of these nice bird.
We see the eye and the plumage this gives a wonderful picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Fante (5429) 2010-06-21 10:46
I can see, you really are animal fan. Great photo, with excelent sharpness and amazing colors. Perfect time of shooting. Excelent focus and close up.
pajaran (55113) 2010-06-22 6:20
Kod nas i dalje kisa, doslo je leto a dan je hladan.
Vrlo interesantna i lepa ptica, dobar trenutak snimka i prikaz u njenom stanistu.
Dobar uvodni tekst sa novim saznanjem o ptici, lepa fotografija.
Prijatno popodne, Paja.
In our country continues to rain, there was a summer day is cool.
Very interesting and beautiful birds, a good time recording and display in its habitat.
A good introductory text to the new knowledge about birds, beautiful photos.
A pleasant afternoon, Paja.
maloutim (9639) 2010-06-26 0:34
Good morning Ike!
This is a very interesting post with a good capture of a bird unknown to our non-Mediderranean countries!
Moreover, it's standing on a tree which I didn't know of either! I have looked in Wikipedia and learnt what a useful tree it is: How the fruit can be used in many ways, and how the trees can stand drought very well.
I am sure the bird is going to pick at the fruit and try to get some of the sugary syrup from it!
A great close-up shot!
TFS and have a good weekend!
pierrefonds (60444) 2010-07-28 17:40
The leaaves and the fruits are freaming well the bird. the point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the budbul. The light is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (32137) 2011-04-22 9:38
So this is what a carob tree fruit looks like, I've of it but never saw one. Thanks. Nice capture of this little bird. Good details and colors. Well done, tfs.
Miguel82 (26543) 2013-04-20 7:07
Nice close up on this bird,
I learn throw your picture what is Carob fruits
Excellent colors, good exposition and sharpness
Have a good day
mkamionka (32521) 2015-04-18 11:44
I have just spotted this lovely bird photo in your gallery. I have never seen anything like it. But quite honestly I never paid too much attention to birds before moving into the house I live in now. We are surrounded by a park and there are so many bird species coming here. Obviously your photo presents a very different climate and different bird species.
Thanks for sharing it!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (63039)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/4.4, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-20 8:13