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Lanius excubitoroides

Lanius excubitoroides
Photo Information
Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-03 8:37
Viewed: 5202
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Grey-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird in the Laniidae family. It is found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

Information source

IUCN Red List

Personal Wev

This photo is taken in the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Cropped format.

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Hi!Its a beautiful bird nice shot

Hi Ferran,
Excellent capture of this Shrike with good pose and composition, eye contact, sharp details and good lighting.

Hi Ferran,
I never saw this bird before, it's very pretty and you captured it with very good sharpness, excellent work, thanks
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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-03 10:47]

Hello Ferran,
Very beautiful photo of this Grey-backed Fiscal. Very sharp and in beautiful light and natural colours. Excellent pose, composition, BG and POV.

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-12-03 10:50]

A beautiful bird shot and a great composition despite the white sky. Thanks for sharing.

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-12-03 11:36]

beautiful eye contact.

i have shoot exactly a species from the same family in Romania this weekend. I was surprised to see this species because in my country it's winter now.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-03 15:32]

Hi Ferran,

A beautiful capture of this Fiscal - a bird I have never seen before. This is a black, grey and white beauty - the colors are perfect. Marvelous details of the face, wings, plummage and tail feathers. I love the pose and the way the bird is looking right at you with his beautiful eye. A superb horizontal composition.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-12-03 20:27]

Hello Ferran, beautiful bird and a great shot, well done, thanks!


Hi Ferran

A new species for me, TFS.
Great composition, sharpness, pose and POV. A pity about the grey sky, but these things can't be helped. Well done.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-14 23:58]

Hi Ferran,
your works are really beautiful and very skillful. Besides having good photo of nature you also put it up a good show and excellent presentation. I belief many people overlook you. There are so much excitement in your shots. You too being a botanist and naturalist, have vast experience and exploration in other countries, esp Africa.
I really like your shot.... clarity, sharpness, composition are outstanding.


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