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Black-Throated Babbler

Black-Throated Babbler
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-05 4:54
Viewed: 2468
Points: 5
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Black-Throated Babbler
(Stachyris nigricollis) 黑喉穗鹛
Size: 16 cm - Ex/RB

A dark, stout-billed Stachyris-babbler: Lores and forecrown black with fine white streaks, shading to dark olive-brown crown.Face black, ear-coverts grey with short white postocular eyestripe.Black throat with short but broad submoustachial streak and narrow white and black necklace.Breast and belly grey, vent dark olive-chestnut.Upperparts rufous-chestnut.Sexes similar, juveniles duller than adults.

Undergrowth and egde of primary and secondary evergreen forest. Also in selectively and heavily logged forest, swamp-forest and overgrown rubber plantations. Lowlands to 460m in mainland Asia, up to 1400m on Sumatra. Feeds on invertebrates. Usually seen foraging in low vegetation, sometimes together with White-necked Babbler. Breeding season from May to July in southeast Asia, April to August in Borneo. The nest is a dome with a loose canopy of dry leaves, made of fibrous material. It's placed on or close to the ground in dense undergrowth. Lays 2 white eggs. Brood parasitism by Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo reported.

Extinct resident breeder in Singapore.

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Very beautiful scene in the execution of a great pair of birds.

Wonderful frame.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-05 6:13]

Double delight, beautiful pair of bablers. fine image. tfs.

Excellent capture!

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