Tuesday, March 28, 2023



Bulbuls in Singapore


A7R4 in APS-C mode
A1. 12 Jun 2022


FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G
GM 600/4  10 Sept 2022


190XPROB/GHFG1 14 Dec 2021
MT190CXPRO3/GHFG1.  May 2022





Yellow-vented Bulbul

An abundant bulbul in Singapore. Bright yellow vent, white head and black lores made it quite distinctive. Upperparts are light brown, with whitish underparts streaked brown. Widely distributed.

        f8 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 800, 11 Feb 2022


      f7.1 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 3200, 11 Feb 2022


        f8 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 2000, 5 April 2022


        f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 1000, 9 Mar 2022


       f8 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 2000, 11 Jan 2022


f6.3 1/500. @600mm, ISO 3200, 16 Feb 2020


f8 1/2500. @600mm, ISO 4000, 14 Aug 2021


f8 1/3200. @477mm, ISO 4000, 14 Au 2021







Straw-headed Bulbul

Largest bulbul in SE Asia. It has a distinctive golden crown and cheeks along with a black eye stripe and moustache. Its nape, back and breast are brownish wiht white streaks. Wings and tail are olive-green. Its throat is white. Formally wide spread across Thai-Malay Pennisula and islands of Borneo, Sumatra and Java. It is bow restricted to small scattered populations in West Malaysia and Corneo. However, the specie is doing well in Singapore.

f6.3 1/500. @600mm, full frame, ISO 4000, 8 Mar 2021 


f6.3 1/500. @600mm, ISO 2000, 7 May 2021


f5.6 1/1250. ISO 1250, GM600 TC1.4x, Jurong ECO Garden, 10 Feb 2023





Red-whiskered Bulbul

A brown, black and white bulbul with a prominant crest. Upperparts dark brown, contrasting with mostly white underparts and bright red undertail coverts. Black crest, red whiskers and large white cheek patch demarcated from throat by thin black malar stripe. Young birds are less strongly marked and lack the red whiskers.

A7R2, f6.3 1/500. @600mm, APS-C mode, ISO 2000, Botanical Garden, 22 Sept 2019


f7.1, 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 2000, Keppel Discovery Wetlands, 31 Jan 2022


A6400, f8 1/800. @600mm, ISO 2500, Neo Tiew Harvest Lane, 19 Sept 2021





Olive-winged Bulbul

The most regularly encountered bulbul in Singapore forests. Its diagnostic olive-green wings can be difficult to discern. In such cases, its combination of red eyes and streaks around the cheeks are also distinctive features. Upperparts are gnerally dark brown, with underparts a lighter shade of brown. 

f5.6 1/640. @400mm, FE 100-400/4.5-5.6 GM, Full Frame, ISO 2000, Singapore Zoological Gardens, 13 Mar 2021


A6400, f7.1 1/500. @600mm, ISO 2000, HIndhede Nature Park, 12 Jan 2020


f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 800, Thomson Nature Park, 19 Jul 2021









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