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Lesser Coucal

Lesser Coucal
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Copyright: Redzlan A Rahman (Tabib) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-21 3:04
Viewed: 4001
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lesser Coucal (Centropus bengalensis)
Medium size bird, about 38cm

This is assuming breeding plumage adult, nape and upper back with pale buff streaking.
I noticed this bird didn't immediately swallow the meal, but just keep that green grasshopper at its beak for a long time. Maybe keeping that for courtship ritual (known to offering each other titbits like a leaf or grasshopper). Maybe this food is for her chicks?
I have seen the pair two days ago, but didn't managed to photograph it.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-25 4:00]

Salam Redzlan,
this is a lovely shot . It is so clear and sharp. Very exciting species also in our country. I like the way you composed it with the light falling onto the head and body. It gives a very sharp image. You too composed it between the small branches, giving a good graphical effect.
Nice capture and lovely presentation.


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