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Northern Black Korhaan

Northern Black Korhaan
Photo Information
Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-29 0:58
Viewed: 4207
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The northern black Korhaan(Eupodotis afraoides) fotographed in Etosha National Park, western part.

From Wilkinson's World:
They are quite large birds, about 50 cm in length, and the males are usually conspicuous walking slowly through the grass, quite striking with their black and white plumage and bright yellow legs. When disturbed he will often run with his head lowered, and then stop with his back towards the intruder, making him surprisingly difficult to see. Further perceived threat may see him taking to noisy flight. The females are less colourful than the males and in consequence are less frequently seen.They are polygynous and their courtship is elaborate, with one male displaying for several females. He engages in undulating flight displays, playful chasing and displaying his white breast patches. He is very protective of his 200-300 square metre territory, ejecting male intruders by striking at them with his wings. Females, of course, are welcome.
They breed year-round, but do not build a nest, instead laying one or two eggs directly on the ground, among grass tufts and shrubs, sometimes under small thorn trees.

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Hi Pierre
Interesting species and beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.
My best wishes for the New Year, Christodoulos

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-29 5:15]

Beautiful species of bird, fine image, good colors. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-29 7:31]

Hello Pierre,
Very nice photo of this Black Korhaan in its natural environment. Good sharpness and an attractive pose. Beautiful natural colours.

Excellent photo of this korhaan in its natural environment. Nice and sharp with good colours.

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