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Black-naped Oriole

Black-naped Oriole
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Copyright: Eduardo Balogh (Ketaka) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 5 N: 124] (1159)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 ED f4.5-5-6, SanDisk Extreme III, Nikon L1Bc 62mm
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Budapest ZOO Animals, Yellow Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-09 2:34
Viewed: 4470
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Black-naped Oriole, Oriolus chinensis, is a member of the oriole family of passerine birds found in south Asia. This is easily differentiated from the Golden Oriole by the broad black eye stripe continuing to join on the nape. The bill is also stouter than that of the former species.It breeds from June to December seasons. The female has the mantle colour more greenish or olive. The species is resident in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The races here are O. c. andamanensis and O. c. macrourus and differ in the pattern of yellow on the wings and tail as well as in the size of the bill. There is a possibility of cryptic species within this group.

They are migrants in most parts of South India and are most regularly seen in the Western Ghats.

Like other orioles they feed on insects and fruit. The nest is a deep cup in a fork of a tree.

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Hi Eduardo,
They are beautiful birds and this is a specie that we don't have in my country. You were very close and took a well composed picture. Its colors are amazingly bright. Well seen with interesting notes. Thanks,

Hi Eduardo

Yes the orioles are a beautiful family and this is a brightly coloured specimen. Well captured with good composition and sharpness.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-04-09 12:48]

Hi Eduardo
this is very nice colors
very good sharp
well done.

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