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Ribbon-tailed Drongo

Ribbon-tailed Drongo
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Copyright: Srinivasa Prasath (lsprasath) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 37 W: 3 N: 39] (219)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-21 1:46
Viewed: 4554
Points: 6
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Ribbon-tailed Drongo

Picture of a Ribbon-tailed Drongo that I took during my morning walk in Botanical Gardens, Hyderabad.

The drongos are a family of small passerine birds of the Old World tropics. The name is originally from the indigenous language of Madagascar, where it refers to local species, but is now used to refer to all members of the family.

These insectivorous birds are found in usually open forests or bush. Most are black or dark grey in colour, sometimes with metallic tints. They have long forked tails, and some Asian species have elaborate tail decorations. They have short legs and sit very upright whilst perched, like a shrike. They flycatch or take prey from the ground.

Two to four eggs are laid in a nest high in a tree. These are aggressive and fearless birds, given their small size, and drongos will attack much larger species if their nest or young are threatened.

Source: Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drongo)
Location: Hyderabad.

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Ciao Srinivasa, lovely bird in nice pose, splendid light and colors, beautiful diagonal composition and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-21 7:14]

Hi Srini,
I like this composition. the cornered drogo look very stylish at the end there. the space allows more freedom and beauty to the surroundings. Nice and clear capture of this exciting species.


Hi Sirinivasa,
Nice photo of this beautiful bird. I like the excellent job you did with the approach and management that you gave to the brightness. Also very well composed.

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