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Male Indian Robin

Male Indian Robin
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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: 2016-03-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-02 0:44
Viewed: 1489
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A male-female pair of this species of Indian Robin in building a nest on my school campus these days. Some days ago, the male landed on top of some junk machinery in a corner where I find quite a bit of wild life on campus. I took this shot from a close distance of about 4 meters. It stayed there a while, aware of my camera activity. Sorry about the sordid perch!

The Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicatus) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is widespread in the Indian subcontinent and ranges across Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The males of northern populations have a brown back whose extent gradually reduces southwards with populations in the southern peninsula having an all black back. They are commonly found in open scrub areas and often seen running along the ground or perching on low thorny shrubs and rocks. Their long tails are held erect and their chestnut undertail covert and dark body make them easily distinguishable from the pied bushchat and the Oriental Magpie Robin.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-02 4:57]

Hello Ram,
Funny how robins from different areas of the globe have similar body features. This particular species could pass for the American Robins which visit our yard daily except for it's color and markings. A beautiful bird photographed perfectly in fine detail and attractive markings. I don't mind the perch as I'm sure to the robin it is a natural part of its life.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-02 6:24]

Hello Ram,
Very nice photo of this Indian Robin in excellent sharpness, details. Not every bids is perched on a branch. Beautiful natural colors. Taken from a nice POV.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-02 14:50]

Hi Ram,very good capture in a curious location,excellent sharpness and elegant pose too,very nice way to show us this indian robin,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-03 10:30]

Hi Ram,
Nice shot of a beautiful bird. Amazing natural colours and good sharpness.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Ram

Beautiful photo of this Indian Robin, fine POV and framing,
the catch-light enhancing the photo by rendering it more beautiful, TFS


Hi Ram,

The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Indian Robin. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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