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Ramphocelus dimidiatus

Ramphocelus dimidiatus
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Copyright: Juan Jaramillo (BeBe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-29 23:17
Viewed: 5928
Points: 4
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Ramphocelus dimidiatus
Scientific name (Nombre Científico): Ramphocelus dimidiatus – Crimson-backed Tanager
Family: Thraupidae, (Tanagers, Tangaras)

The common name in Spanish pico de plata means silver beak.
This is a male, the females are paler, and not as red.
Lives in Panama, Colombia and Venezuela, in Colombia goes from sea level to 1500m.

Even though the picture does not have a good focus the beauty of the bird is worth to share.

Taken in jpeg, cropped and resized. No flash, tripod. Shutter speed: 1/125 sec., Aperture: F5.6, ISO 100.

Este Toche Pico-de-plata es un macho, pues las hembras no son tan rojas, vive desde el nivel del mar hasta los 1500 m.

Place: Finca La Carolina, Vereda Yarumito, Barbosa, Antioquia.
Date: dic 2 2006

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Hola Juan,
Muy buena la foto del pico de plata!
Tienes razón, merece la pena mostrar esta belleza, el rojo de sus plumas es muy intenso, y hace un excelente contraste con lo claro del pico.
Me gusta mucho el punto de vista y la composición.
Las hojas iluminadas de la rama enmarcan de alguna manera al pájaro.
Felicitaciones y gracias por compartir la foto.
Un gran saludo,

Hello Juan,
Truly obliged for your visit and kind comment on one of my recent pictures.
This Silver Beaked bird is very good looking, indeed.
I can see you were slightly handicapped in not having the entire bird in view. All the same, the partial image succeeds in giving a fair impression of this bird's great beauty.
BTW, what is that white patch along the beak of the bird? I am a bit mystified about it because it does not look like a part of the bird's plumage to me.

  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-04-13 16:21]

Hello Juan ! Wow what a lovely bird you caught there. I like the way it is framed by the foliage ! Well done thanks,


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