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Double-striped Thick-knee

Double-striped Thick-knee
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm/f2.8 LI S + Canon 2X conv
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-27 11:16
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent vacation in Costa Rica

The Double-striped Thick-knee (Burhinus bistriatus) is a Stone-curlew, a group of waders in the family Burhinidae.
It is a resident breeder in Central and South America from southern Mexico south to Colombia, Venezuela and northern Brazil. It also occurs on Hispaniola and some of the Venezuelan islands, and is a very rare vagrant to Trinidad, Curaçao and the USA.
This is a largely nocturnal and crepuscular species of arid grassland, savanna, and other dry, open habitats. The nest is a bare scrape into which two olive-brown eggs are laid and incubated by both adults for 25–27 days to hatching. The downy young are precocial and soon leave the nest.
The Double-striped Thick-knee eats large insects and other small vertebrate and invertebrate prey. It is sometimes semi-domestcated because of its useful function in controlling insects, and has benefited from the clearing of woodlands to create pasture.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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great portriat, TFS Ori

Wonderful details and colors here. This is a stunner! The position of the bird and its legs is special

Hi Mario!
Splendid shot with very nice details. An excellent BG has highlighted the subject very well; you have captured this beautiful bird in a graceful pose. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hi Mario,
What a stunning image of this Thick Knee. What a peaceful scene. Fantastic feather detail and colour. Great note. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2013-10-28 14:18]

Ola Mario bela foto de qualidade excelente meus parabéns.

WOW - nothing to say but that this shot is breathtaking!

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