Punky bird hairstyles – Ochraceous Bulbul

Ochraceous Bulbul (Alophoixus ochraceus sacculatus ),  in full frame.
Local name;    Merbah Berjanggut meaning bearded bulbul, quite large about 23cm in length.
Merbah Beringin named by  Department of Wildlife and National Park (Perhilitan)

 Ochraceous Bulbul

UPDATE: 21/3/2011 @12.17pm –  Rainfield61 and Thomas mention about  the bird sound.
So, here I got it from Xeno-canto. (call from 2 birds). Maybe this bird mimic the  punky music/song.
Click the button below to hear a Bunyi Merbah Jangut (Ochraceous Bulbul song).
Recordists Nick Athanas from Xeno-canto Asia

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Location: Japanese Garden, Bukit Tinggi, Pahang.


  1. Unusual little chap this is. Very different from the bulbuls we get here in India. Is this an endemic or is it found throughout SE Asia?

  2. Thank ALL for comments.You are right Aiman Amani, this merbah in old 30 sen stamp. (you are stamp collector). The Green Ogre, This species can be found throughout SE Asia – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Southern Burma, Thailand, and Vietnam.There is no record of it in India.Naza, I usually retain the exif in most of my picture (for record and future reference) . You can view the EXIF data with any exif software reader.Anyway here are:# Camera Model = Canon EOS 50D# Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/50 second ===> 0.02 second# Lens F-Number / F-Stop = 56/10 ===> ƒ/5.6# ISO Speed Ratings = 1600# Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode# Focal Length = 400/1 mm ===> 400 mm

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