Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Flame -throated Bulbul

Back after a hiatus of six months and after the series on butterflies, its back to birding. This time, I was delighted to come across this colourful bird - 'Flame-throated Bulbul'  ( Pycnonotus (melanicterus) gularis). The bird is found only in the Western Ghats, and I must say it sings very beautifully. It was pretty easy to identify the bird in the wild, owning to its distinctive red throat. Spotted the bird at Ganeshgudi, in Karnataka. Although not apparent in the photographs, the bird has an ever so slight crest and white tips to the outer tail feathers.

P.S. : Apparently many animals, including a frog (Eleutherodactylus gularis), moth (Paralipsa gularis), fish and some birds (eg. Egretta gularis , Monticola gularis etc ) use the name Gularis. Gula in latin means throat or gullet and gave rise to the word Glutton. 


  1. Wow! That's a marvelous click.Loved the fact that you've included some info about the bird :)

  2. Very nice capture. Such pretty sighting.