1st Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
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|Chestnut-breasted Mannikin - Lonchura castaneothorax|
If I am not wrong, this is the first photo of this bird on TN.
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.
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Amazing bird with a bit strange construction, unusual coloration bird. Great composition.
- [2011-03-18 7:16]
Superb capture! Excellent work!
faith - a great capture with excellent sharpness and great colors. the pov is amazing. tfs
- [2011-03-18 11:53]
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,
This is an intersting little bird, I haven't seen it here before. Really well done. Nice, sharp and really detailed. I like it.
very nice composition, TFS Ori