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Black Baza

Black Baza
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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: 2011-11-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-15 3:46
Viewed: 3947
Points: 10
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Black Baza
(Aviceda leuphotes) 黑冠鹃隼
Size: 33 cm

A small, black and white raptor with a long, vertical crest. Itís has a black head, upper-parts and thighs with some white and chestnut markings. Itís has a white upper-breast band, followed by black and then chestnut bands. It has a chestnut and buff barring below. It tail is grey. Sexes are alike.

A high, squealing pee aa.

Inhabits forests and frequents open woodlands, often perching in large trees near clearings and villages. Gregarious during migration and forms scattered flocks in winter quarters. It flies low with flapping wings when hunting for insects and small vertebrate prey; soar high when shifting location. It nest in tree.

Common winter visitor throughout Singapore.

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hi Ang,

this is a nice photograph. i had never heard of this bird before. i would like to watch and photograph this bird on my own.

thanks for sharing.

Hi Ang
Great picture of a nice bird

Wow this is a bird!!!
great work from you. THanks

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-15 7:34]

Hello Ang Hwee,
Another great photo of a Black Baza! On a cemetery!!

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-12-15 8:29]

Hi Ang,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful bird. Nice colours good composition and details.
Perfect blurred background.
Regards Jiri.

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