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Fiscal Flycatcher

Fiscal Flycatcher
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-04 0:30
Viewed: 3036
Points: 28
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Fiscal Flycatcher

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Fiscal Flycatcher, Sigelus silens, is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family. It is a resident breeder in Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland, and a vagrant to Namibia. It is the only member of the genus Sigelus.

This species is found in subtropical open woodland, dry savanna, shrubland and suburban gardens.

Description: This black and white bird gets its name from its resemblance to the Common Fiscal, a shrike.

The Fiscal Flycatcher is 17–20 cm in length. The adult male is black above and white below with white wing patches and white sides to the tail. The female is brown, not black, above. The juvenile is like the female but duller and with brown spots and scalloping above and below.
The song is a weak chittering, and the alarm call is tssisk. The male can be confused with the Common Fiscal, but the shrike has a heavy hooked bill, a white patch on the shoulder rather than the lower wing, and has no white its longer tail.

The Fiscal Flycatcher is larger than the male Collared Flycatcher, which has a white collar and lacks white wing panels.
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just perfect dof and very nice catchlight

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-04 4:04]

Very elegant pose and perfect light balance for this great white of the plums,impressive sharpness and nice composition too,very well done!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-04 4:52]

Splendid composition, Bunyapon!
Fantastic point of view, splendid colours and light. Excellent sharpness and detail.
Well done!

Ciao Bunyapon. Good DOF here and amazing light. Lovely compo.


Bonjour Bunyapon,
Belle image concernant cet oiseau. Belle position du sujet à la très bonne netteté.

Hello Bunyapon,
Exceptional capture of one of the most interesting and lovely bird.
The colors and details are very good.
Great POV. Thanks for sharing this interesting picture.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-04 7:11]

Hello Bungbing,
Nice photo of this Fiscal Flycatcher in beautiful light and great sharpness. Excellent POV and composition.

hello Bungbing
a beauty with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Bunyapon,
amazing colours and perfect sharpness on the bird. Very good composition. Very good background,
thanks for sharing,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-04 10:33]

Hello Bungbing.
Great shot, very good POV and pose. Sharpness,details and colors are very nice. Very well done .TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hi Bunyapon,

Very nice picture of this beautiful birs with good details & perfect light.
Taken from a good POV & great eye contact too. Well done & TFS.

Ciao Bungbing, lovely bird on a beautiful lighting BG, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Great photo Bungbing! Very good POV, excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness. Very good pose of the bird and eye contact.

Bonjour Bungbing,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans son environnement malgré une lumière qui me paraît un peu trop vive.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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