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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)

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

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

Habits:
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.

Distribution:
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.
Ruby

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
J.Diogo

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