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|Ovambo Sparrowhawk - Accipiter ovampensis.|
Fairly Common resident. Adults identified by grey barring on underparts extending to throat, cere yellow, orange or red, legs yellow or red. In flight shows pale central tail feather-shafts, small white rump patch variable, often absent. Call a slowly repeated 'kiep, kiep, kipe ...' or 'wo-wo-wo..' rising in scale.
Sparsely distributed in thornveld and broad leafed wood land or in the highveld, in stands of eucalyptus or poplars where it is the most common small Accipiter.
Florence Bloom (Delta Park)Bird Sanctuary in Johannesburg, South Africa, he/she was busy chasing away parrots and louries until the grey louries fought back in a large group!
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Lovely shot. The POV is great. Another great diagonal view. Excellent dark blue BG and sharp details. I would have cropped some from the right side to make this a bigger view. Nice work. Thanks.
- [2005-07-30 15:36]
Nice shot... I too would have cropped some off the right side and I also might have played with the highlite and shadow tool to bring out a few more details. I like the background, sharpness. Good job all in all.
This photograph is superb with the major blue of the background. The composition is very good, but personally I will have cut a little the right side of the photograph. The details are very sharp and the colours well successful.