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Red-crested Korhaan

Red-crested Korhaan
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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: 2017-11-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-04-30 7:47
Viewed: 301
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Red-crested Korhaan or Red-crested Bustard (Lophotis ruficrista) is a species of bird in the family Otididae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

50 cm; 680 g. Upperparts have distinctive cream V-marks giving mottled effect; grey on crown and lores, cream supercilium, indistinct pink nuchal crest.

Thorn country and other dry light woodland regions, bush savanna and riparian growth.

Food and feeding
Poorly known. Takes insects (beetles, grasshoppers, termites, ants) and other small arthropods; also berries, seeds and gum.

Breeding occurs during October–April, with a peak in Transvaal in October–November.

Different sources.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-05-01 1:30]

Hi Peter,beautiful and very rare guest of this gallery,curious species with a great plumage design,while the head reminds a bit E.T. ehehee...perfect capture in the best light to warm up the colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Peter, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend have a good weekend ciao Silvio

Hi Peter,
Beautiful shot, well composed with the bustard turning back to us, but looking into the frame. I like the combination of great sharpness on the plumage + shallow DoF on the background - however, beside the composition, the most amazing are the lights. Either sunrise or sunset, but lovely and unique! Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Hello Peter,
A very interesting specie of bird. The colors are close to the Pheasant female from Europe...Very good camouflage.

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