Himalayan Bulbul – calls

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“This Himalayan Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogenys) is an elegant bulbul that we saw often at a variety of sites. The crest that faces forwards makes the identity easy and it has a large yellow vent (above, below). “The bird makes a … Continued

Great Barbet – call

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“We saw this Great Barbet (Megalaima virens magnificus) twice at two different locations. On this occasion it stayed on a high branch for a long time uttering this mournful, harsh cry repeatedly (above, below). “This call is not the common … Continued

Scaly-Breasted Bulbul – call types

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“Observed a pair of Scaly-Breasted Bulbul (Pycnonotus squamatus webberi) feeding on figs (below). They were very vocal with good opportunities to listen to calls. There is limited documentation on calls locally and some uncertainty. Some sources consider the range of … Continued

Long-tailed Shrike – calls

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“A pair possibly nesting Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach bentet); the male would perch on the top of vegetation and call out to the female with these sharp ‘yelps’ (above). “Audio recording above and sonogram and waveform below. Full range of … Continued

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