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Silver-Eared Mesia

Silver-Eared Mesia
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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: 2012-05-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-16 5:34
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Silver-Eared Mesia
(Leiothrix argentauris) 银耳相思鸟
Size: 18 cm
Location: Fraserís Hill (Pahang/Malaysia) / Mae Wong National Park (Thailand)

Unmistakable. The under-parts of the Sumatra Sub-species are brighter red than this individualís.

A slurred song mixed with clear whistles; also low chattering while feeding.

A strictly mountain bird found in rainforest from 600 to 2200m. In the right habitat, it is a numerous bird, seen daily in small vocal feeding parties, moving through primary forest. It often comes out near trails and roadsides. It usually stays low at eye-level, but it is also sometimes observed higher in the middle storey, feeding on insects, berries and nectar.

Oriental region. In Indonesia, occurs only in Sumatra, where it is locally common resident in mountain parts of the island and also in Malaysia.

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WHat a lovely colored sparrow. TFS Ang

hello Ang,
such a beautiful bird! i didn't know about its existence. thanks for sharing this beauty.

Incredible looking passerine! Great profile shot as it shows this bird with grace and beauty. Very nice Ang. :)

amazing colours, TFS Ori

Hello Ang
Another beauty.Great composition,wonderful colours and great details.
Thank You
Best regards

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