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Brown Rock Chat

Brown Rock Chat
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-26 5:56
Viewed: 1842
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Brown Rock Chat or Indian Chat (Cercomela fusca) is a bird in the chat (Saxicolinae) subfamily and is found mainly in northern and central India and only extends slightly into north-eastern Pakistan. It is often found on old buildings and rocky areas. It resembles a female Indian Robin but lacks the reddish vent and differs in posture and behaviour apart from being larger. In flight it bears some resemblance to thrushes and Redstarts. It feeds on insects, captured mainly on the ground.


The species is nearly endemic to India, distributed north of the Narmada, west to Gujarat (mainly Kutch but extending south) and east to Bengal bordered on the north by the Himalayas where it is found only until about 1300 m in the foothills. Its distribution extends into northern Pakistan where it is restricted east of the Chenab River. Although largely resident, some populations make movements in response to weather. In the foothills of the Himalayas it moves higher up in summer, appear in Dehra Dun in spring and leaving before the onset of winter. The species has been seen in Nepal. It is a common species although very patchily distributed.


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hello Sir,
very nice picture of this Brown Rock Chat with great clarity and colour.
with regards,

Hello Ram, dear friend,

Hope you are doing fine and life is good at the school campus and it ought to be so, for you are taking some fine photographs there. This fine postured Brown Rock Chat photo is wonderful. I have a resident pair at home along with this season's chicks. One of the member has a single leg as the other one was bitten off by a mongoose which comes to pay us a visit each day.Your focus is excellent and the brick there shows you have resident pairs there too, Ram. I love to listen to these fine songsters. They have varieties of notes, from chirps to whistles and fine treble utterings.
Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful bird with us here....always love to see it around, its a lovely birds.....take care....warm regards/Abid

Ciao Ram, lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful lighting BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-26 12:59]

Hi Ram,very nice pose for this small bird,it seems proud to enter in your TN gallery...ehehe...a bit funny and whit a perfect quality of details and colors!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram
Beautiful photo with wonderful lighting and very good sharpness.

beautiful angle. i love the angle in which the bird was framed. good lighting and mood. tfs.

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