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Red-Headed Trogon (Male)

Red-Headed Trogon (Male)
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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: 2012-03-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/5 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-11 1:34
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Points: 8
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Red-Headed Trogon
(Harpactes erythrocephalus) 红头咬鹃
Size: 34cm
Location: Fraser’s Hill (Pahang)

Note for diagnostic red head of the male, female has brown head.

5 or more mellow notes tiaup, tiaup.

This trogon is restricted to montane rainforest. It occurs from 400 – 1900m. Like other members of this family; it sits quietly at the middle storey level or slightly lower in primary rainforest, and shifts quickly to another perch when disturbed. It hawks for insects among the trees, but this is rarely observed.

Fairly common in Malaysia.

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Hi Ang
and yet another perfect presentation of a colorful bird in natural surroundings

Hi Ang,

Another beautiful species from your lens. Nice PoV, scraping the bird out of the tree leaves. Love the ruby eyes.


hey Ang,
what a bird?! might be fairly common in Malaysia, but absolutely new to me! am definitely going to visit Malaysia for birding someday. can't take this torture anymore... :)
every day you people would upload all these beauties, and i should watch them... spellbound... on screen only? no way!
not kidding. am serious! :D
a good photograph, Ang. nice clarity and right representation of the true colours.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-04-11 8:52]

Good picture, of this bird, nice color and very natural. Congratulation.

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