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Great Kiskadee


Great Kiskadee
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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: 2012-11-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-14 13:39
Viewed: 2289
Points: 10
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The Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) is a passerine bird. It is a large tyrant flycatcher;

The Great Kiskadee is a common, noisy and conspicuous bird. It is almost omnivorous, and hunts like a shrike or flycatcher, waiting on an open perch high in a tree to sally out to catch insects in flight, or to pounce upon rodents and similar small vertebrates. It will also take prey and some fruit from vegetation by gleaning and jumping for it or ripping it off in mid-hover, and occasionally dives for fish or tadpoles in shallow water, making it one of the few fishing passerines. They like to hunt on their own or in pairs, and though they might be expected to make good use of prey flushed by but too large for the smaller birds of the understory, they do not seem to join mixed-species feeding flocks very often. When they do, they hunt in the familiar manner. Such opportunistic feeding behavior makes it one of the commonest birds in urban areas around Latin America; its flashy belly and its shrill call make it one of the most conspicuous.

It breeds in open woodland with some tall trees, including cultivation and around human habitation, from the Lower Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas and northern Mexico south to Uruguay, but also it occurs all over Brazil (specially the central and south-southeastern regions), Paraguay and central Argentina, the Guyana coastline, and on Trinidad. It was introduced to Bermuda in 1957, and to Tobago in about 1970.


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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-12-14 14:57]

That definition has achieved magnificent, Mario ... I personally think a bird photography achieves its maximum definition when not clearly see the gleam in her eye, but when the beak and feet are in sharp detail. This happens dramatically and in your work, man. A big hug and congratulations!

From Argentina, Hernan Bortondello.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-14 16:36]

Hi Mario,beautiful close up of this specie that i seen in Mexico,great capture with a very bright yellow and fine details everywhere,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi friend,
Very cute bird. well captured with lovely colours.
fantastic close-up shot. excellent sharpness.

tfs
karthik

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-12-15 11:43]

Close to perfection dear Mario
tfs
Tom

Hi Mario,
this is really a splendid bird and you show us a fine pic of it. This yellow is very impressive.
best regards
Pierre

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