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Long-Tailed Broadbill

Long-Tailed Broadbill
Photo Information
Copyright: Phil Liew (A996sps) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 117] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-14
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Colourful Birds, Green Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-06 4:19
Viewed: 4389
Points: 6
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Long-Tailed Broadbill – Psarisomus dalhousiae
This is the seventh and final broadbill found in West Malaysia. It averages 25 cm in length. Its distinctive feature is a “monkey” face with a black crown of feathers that resembles hair on a head and yellow looking “ears”. The upper sides of the tail is blue but not well shown in this photo which unfortunately is just a record shot. The bird has a high pitched piercing whistle.
This shot was taken at Fraser’s Hill – Pahang, Malaysia and spotting it was difficult enough let alone photographing it. This is a shy bird and contrary to what the book says about it moving in flocks I have only seen it as an indivudual.

Habitat : Broadleaved evergreen jungles 500 – 2000m.

Exposure details : 1/80 f/8 EV0 Flash -3

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-05-06 6:51]

Hello Phil,
Your series of the Broadbills were amazing. I believe it was not easy to make this recording.
But it's sharp and very clear. Good composition and POV.

Hi Phil,
Sharp and beautiful bird.
I like the eye:-) and the great colours.
The busty compo in term of branches is not really distracting...

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-06 11:21]

Hello Phil, very nice collors, what a wonderful bird, very good POV, BG and sharpness..well done..

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