The Red-whiskered Bulbul is not easily mistaken for any other species of bird in Australia. It has a pointed black crest, white cheeks, brown back, reddish under tail coverts and a long white-tipped tail. The red whisker mark, from which it gets its name, is located below the eye, but is not always easy to see. Both male and female birds are similar in plumage, while young birds are duller with a greyish-black crown. Red-whiskered Bulbuls are not timid around humans, perching prominently on the top of bushes or on power lines. This image was captured in my backyard.
24th September 2014
Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM (non L), ISO 400, FL 480mm, f/5.6, SS 1/1000.