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Yellow-Hooded Blackbird

Yellow-Hooded Blackbird
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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: 2006-04-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR, Nikon 77mm Neutral Color
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-13 6:35
Viewed: 4395
Points: 5
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Yellow Hooded Blackbird

Family - Orioles

Local Names - Yellow Headed Marsh Blackbird

Range - Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Brazil and Peru

Yellow Hooded Blackbird, Male, black all over with a bright yellow head, throat and upper breast.The bill is black. The coloration on the female is somewaht different. The size is between 21-26 cm (8-10 in) and weight of 44-100 g (1.55-3.53 ounces).

This bird is resident in Trinidad and widely distributed. They tend to roost in noisy large flocks and can be seen among the water hyacinths, on mangrove trees and amidst tall grasses.

It feeds on aquatic insects, grain, and weed seeds. Large flocks glean weed seeds and waste grain from fields, moving in a characteristic rolling or leap-frog motion where birds in the back of the flock fly up and land at the front of the flock. They can sometimes be seen feeding in the company of grackles.

Yellow Hooded Blackbird - Female, the head, throat and upper breast are yellow. The upper parts are black tinged with brown giving a streaked appearance. The underparts are brown with tinges of yellow. The size is between 21-26 cm (8-10 in) and weight of 44-100 g (1.55-3.53 ounces).


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Hi Meerkat,
Very nice bird, great shot.
Thank you

Hi Meerkat

This is a new bird to me. What a lovely colour combination. The yellow head stands out. The image a bit light. I have uploaded a workshop. :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-14 2:35]

Striking colors on that bird, Meerkat.
Good values on the black plumage.
Good POV. TFS. : )

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