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Pale-mandibled Aracari

Pale-mandibled Aracari
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX, Digital JPEG
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Ecuador [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-17 12:25
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
English: Pale-mandibled Araçari
Latin: Pteroglossus erythropygius
Dutch: Bleeksnavelarassari

40.5-43 cm. Canopy and borders of humid forest and secondary woodland in lowlands (especially) and foothills. Sexes alike.
Iris yellow; ocular skin bright red, eye-ring and area in front of eye dark blue; base outlined in white. Bill (11.5 – 12.5 cm) mostly creamy yellow, maxilla tip yellow and black on sides of maxilla, mandible tip black; base outlined in white. Greenish black above with red rump. Throat black; underparts yellow, breast somewhat stained with red and with spot of black on breast and band of mixed black and red across upper belly; thighs brown.
Usually in small groups, sometimes up to 6-8 or more birds, that forage in canopy, subcanopy and borders, hopping on larger branches. Often perches in the open early in the morning, but this is much less frequent at other times. Feeds mainly on fruit but some insects and even small lizards, eggs and nestlings are consumed.
Flight level on rapidly beating wings, ending with short glide before landing; often a group straggles along single-file, following much the same flight patch across a clearing.
Most frequent call a loud, arresting, high-pitched and squeaky ‘ksísik’ or ‘ksiyík’.
(from The birds of Ecuador - Helm Field Guide)

This photo is taken in the sanctuary AmaZOOnico in the jungle of Ecuador. The animals are here only temporary.

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Hi Peter.
Nice capture with excellent sharpness and colours. Nice DOF and very hard angle to get this all in. Well done. tfs. Stev

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-03-17 14:36]

fantastic expression on the bird great focus excellent colors

Beautiful capture of this amazingly colourful bird, Peter.
The plumage of the bird and its stupendous beak are a pleasure to look at.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-03-17 17:18]

Hi Peter
Fantastic picture , love the colours and the the sharpness of your image .Also like your choice of DOF.
TFS Michel

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-17 17:39]

Hello Peter
What a lovely bird with that beautiful plumage and beak! The image is really excellent in sharpness, colors, lighting, DOF, POV and composition.
My compliments and best wishes

Good image, Peter.
And shot 'almost?'in the wild...
Very vivid colours.
Portrait of a beautiful exotic bird.

Amazing bird shot. That is a big beak. Nice and sharp

Hello Peter,
Beautiful toucan, different of the argentinian species. I like the beautiful colours you´ve captured and the good sharpness.
Great job

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-03-17 21:31]

Que beleza de pássaro, uma fotografia exelente com nitidez e cores espetacular, meus parabéns.

Hello Peter,
Most attractive bird photograph!
The excellent exposure really makes the bird stand out, the close-up work is well done...
Good strong colours, fine details in the well composed image!
Pablo -

Hi Peter

Awesome shot. Nice POV showing the beautiful plumage. Congrats! :-)

Impresionante el conjunto y lo bien que has resuelto el negro de las plumas. Enhorabuena.Foto magnífica!!

J. Ignasi

what a great bird!
sharp with fine pov and
good composition!
well done!

Hi Peter,
Nice capture with sharpness and colours.

I have seen this fellow here in Berlin.

Hello Peter.

Excellent image, very good details and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2008-06-03 17:24]

Hi Peter, Excellent presentation of this beautiful bird with a large beak. The clarity of the subject is good and DOF excellent. TFS. Murray.

amazing bird, TFS Ori

Beautiful bird and nice capture. details of black feathers are clear. Well done!

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