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Red-Crowned Barbet

Red-Crowned Barbet
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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: 2010-08-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-13 4:05
Viewed: 3561
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Red-Crowned Barbet
(Megalaima rafflesii)
Size: 25 cm

Distinguished with difficulty from other barbets by its diagnostic full red crown.

A resonate took-took, then a pause followed by a longer series of notes.

A lowland rainforest bird. Lives in primary forest, in nearby disturb forest and along forest edges. The numbers of this bird are getting very low due to limited forested areas. Sometimes this bird may be seen in fruiting trees, clambering in the foliage, picking fruits.

Uncommon resident and breeder in the island.

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Hi Ang,

you have captured the colours of this magnificent bird very well. Also good sharpness with a nice BG. As a bonus we can see the way this bird uses its beak to chisel into the tree, a good action shot.



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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-13 6:20]

Amazing capture, beautiful and colorful bird trying to make a nest, well done. tfs.

What an eye catcher! I love the colors and what buzzsaw action you captured. I've never seen one of these before.



Great capture of this colorful bird in action.
Very good photo.Congratulations.
Best regards.Alin.

great action shot, Ang

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