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Copyright: Paulo Tcr (tcr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1000D, Canon 75-300 1:4-5.6 III USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-06-19 15:05
Viewed: 1576
Points: 10
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Pitangus sulphuratus.

(Linnaeus, 1766)


The Great Kiskadee, Pitangus sulphuratus, is a passerine bird. It is a large tyrant flycatcher.

It breeds in open woodland with some tall trees, including cultivation and around human habitation, from southern Texas and Mexico south to Uruguay and central Argentina.

The opportunistic behavior of the Great Kiskadee allows for it to flourish in most Latin American urban areas.

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.


Wikipedia.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-19 15:09]

Hi Paulo,a funny title for a very curious pic,magnificent capture of this couple of kiskadees that i seen me too in Mexico,an excellent composition made in the best sharpness too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-06-19 15:26]

Olá Paulo,
Lovely capture of these the Pitangus sulphuratus couple ..
Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Have a nice weekend,
Seyfi

Hello Paulo,
Beautiful bird and well captured their playing time. Well sharp picture. Like its well managed BG,
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,
Srikumar

Ciao Paulo, great capture of lovely couple, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Paulo,
Agréable valorisation des sujets dans des attitudes originales et sous une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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