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1st Chestnut-breasted Mannikin


1st Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Photo Information
Copyright: Fatih Sam (fthsm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 400 5.6L
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Welcomers on TN [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-03-18 5:52
Viewed: 4887
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin - Lonchura castaneothorax

If I am not wrong, this is the first photo of this bird on TN.

Description:
The Chestnut-breasted Mannikin is a thick-set brown finch with a grey crown, black face and a heavy grey bill. It has a chestnut brown breast divided from white underparts by a black bar. The rump and tail are golden orange, with a black undertail. Females are paler than males and young birds are uniformly olive-brown above, pale below with a brown-buff chest and no black face or chest bar. Like other finches, this species is a very social bird and is most often seen in flocks.

More Information:
http://birdsinbackyards.net/species/Lonchura-castaneothorax

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Hello,
Amazing bird with a bit strange construction, unusual coloration bird. Great composition.
Regards
Lucja

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-03-18 7:16]

Hello Fatih
Superb capture! Excellent work!
Regards
Razvan

faith - a great capture with excellent sharpness and great colors. the pov is amazing. tfs

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-18 11:53]

Hello fatih,
Excellent photo of this Chestnut-breasted Mannikin. Fantastic sharpness, details, composition and blurred BG in very beautiful colours. Nice eye contact.
The best photo of this species I've seen so far.
Have a nice weekend,
Peter

Hi Fatih,
This is an intersting little bird, I haven't seen it here before. Really well done. Nice, sharp and really detailed. I like it.
Denis.

very nice composition, TFS Ori

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