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Mangrove Pitta


Mangrove Pitta
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/10 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-07 3:49
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Points: 6
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Mangrove Pitta
(Pitta megarhyncha) 红树八色鸫
Size: 20 cm

Description:
Distinguished from Blue-Winged Pitta by habitat, strong bill and dark crown.

Voice:
Similar to Blue-Winged but more slurred; calls often during breeding season.

Habits:
A mangrove species occurring mostly in tidal mangrove forest, although see occasionally in nearby coastal woodlands. A low density species, but in suitable habitat quite predictable, and can be lured out by playing its call. Calls from a low branch in the forest and perches on the ground and on lobster mounds.

Distribution:
Rare resident breeder only exist in Pulau Ubin island but now in Pasir Ris Mangrove Swamp

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a magnificent picture my friend. great clarity, colour and contrast, a great moment too. POV is excellent.
tfs
Samiran

  • Great 
  • aljy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 4 N: 42] (593)
  • [2012-02-07 8:23]

hello ang

very nice close up and sharphness picture.
very nice colour combination.rare pov and
action of this bird.
tfs
julkarany.

  • Great 
  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-07 13:10]

Great pose with prey
nice bird too
tfs
Tom

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