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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cherry Blossom Bulbul

Brown-eared Bulbul after cherry blossom nectar. For several days in the spring of 2019 brown-eared bulbul birds continually swarmed newly bloomed cherry blossoms in a trees around our home in South Korea. Upon closer examination with binoculars it became evident they were after the nectar based on the residue on their beaks. I snapped this photo of one of these birds.

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Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Dunpo, South Korea, South Korea
Copyright: © charles newbegin