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Papiha


Papiha
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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 399] (2535)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 120 IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-17 6:11
Viewed: 3387
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common Hawk Cuckoo or popularly known as the Brain-fever bird, is famous as Papiha in India. i didn't get the scope to see this bird until a week back from that day of capture. since my childhood, till then, i had an idea that Papiha was a tiny, sharp, black bird. i was very familiar with the call. it used to call frequently even after midnight, or in the early morning. at first i thought the bird might be in some problem... the tension in the tone, the eagerness, the restlessness used to haunt me. later, i got used to that. and this continuous call just after sunrise, was not that bad anymore. everyday i went to workplace with this call bidding me good-bye. and everyday i wished if i could chase this call to see the source.

then one day. the call was toooo sharp, i rushed towards it and found a huge bird was seated on a rod on neighbour's terrace and calling at the same time. i was mesmerized! first out of shock, and then got perplexed. but before i could bring a camera it had vanished. did i say 'restless'?

and then i got this opportunity. at CMK Bird Sanctuary. thank God the bird was calmly seated over there...


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