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Violet-eared Waxbill

Violet-eared Waxbill
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-02-28 1:16
Viewed: 425
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Violet-eared Waxbill or Common Grenadier, granatina granatina, is 15 cm. It’s endemic to SW Africa.
Male’s red bill, chestnut body, mauve cheeks and briljant blue rump are diagnostic. Female is paler, with tan head and creamy underparts. Both told from Purple Grenadier by violet ear coverts. Juvenile has black bill and pale tan face.
Habitat: Acacia woodland and savanna
Status: Common
Voice: Dry, buzzy ‘tzit’; whistled ‘tu-weoowee’.

Source: Birds of Africa, South of the Sahara by Ian Sinclair and Peter Ryan.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-02-28 4:35]


Hello Peter,
a lovely colorful specie. Very good details and focus.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-02-28 9:36]

Hi Peter.very nice bird with a lot of colors on its plumage,an excellent capture made in a very good sharpness,another lovely species in your rich collection. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Very nice bird.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2019-03-01 7:50]

Dag Peter,

Wat een prachtige vogel. Echt nooit eerder gezien. De kleuren zijn prachtig en het geheel heeft een mooie natuurlijke uitstraling. De foto heeft iets frontfocus, maar toch: prachtige opname!


Hello Peter,
Nice idea to frame it tightly which I just told Biswarup, in such unfriendly(for Photography) location. I saw this bird but couldn't capture it due to distance.
Thanks for sharing,

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