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Blue-winged Pitta

Blue-winged Pitta
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7100, Tamron 150-600mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-27 22:03
Viewed: 2152
Points: 39
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Measuring 180–205 mm (7.1–8.1 in) in length, the Blue-winged Pitta has a black head with a buff-coloured supercilium, white chin and buff underparts. The shoulders and mantle are greenish, the wings are bright blue, and the vent is reddish.[3] The bill is black, eyes are brown and the legs pale pink.[4] Juveniles have similar patterned plumage but are duller. It resembles the Mangrove Pitta but can be distinguished by its shorter bill. The loud call has been transcribed as taew-laew taew-laew

Distribution and habitat
It is regularly found in Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. It is vagrant in Australia, Christmas Island, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Its natural habitat is subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests.

It is found in a variety of habitats to an altitude of 800 m (2500 ft), including broadleaved forests, parks and gardens, and mangroves, though avoids dense rainforest.

The range is much of southeast Asia and Indochina, from central Myanmar east through Thailand and into peninsular Malaysia.It is a winter visitor to Borneo and Sumatra, and a vagrant to the Philippines and Java. It is a rare vagrant to the northwestern coast of Australia.

The Blue-winged Pitta mostly feeds on worms and insects, hunting them on the ground or from a low branch or perch,but they also eat hard-shelled snails.

From Wikipedia

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2014-06-27 22:46]

beautiful and colorful bird. nice angle and excellent timing. really excellent shot. tfs.

Hello Foozi-Precise and useful NOTE here.Well captured this multi-coloured Blue-Winged pitta.Beautiful Bird.Nice catching-light on eye with splendid details on plumage.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Pitta is such a handsome bird, Foozi, and you have captured it well.
I like the bright and lively colours on it.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-28 1:33]

Hello Foozi,
Your low POV makes this photo to a remarkable one. Beautiful colours and good sharpness. Pleasing eye contact. Fine composition.

Hello Foozi,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的鳥 也很清晰 色彩鮮豔
眼神非常的可愛 很棒的角度
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

Hi Foozi,

A very colorful bird with a very short or no tail at all..the upright stance is also interesting!!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-28 8:55]

Hi Foozi,excellent capture of this nice and colorful bird not often seen on TN,very bright colors and good detail too despite the size,distance and difficult light.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Foozi, great captiure of lovely bird in nivce pose, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bonsoir Foozi,
Une belle lumičre qui fait resplendir de splendides couleurs et une excellente profondeur de champ révélant la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-06-30 6:26]

Dear Foozi,
You also are back, we all are happy! You have seen some more bird-species. This one you have caught in such a lovely pose. Love the way it looks at us.. Nice typical Foozi-framing.
Take care!

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-06-30 11:43]

Colores vibrantes, perfecto contacto de ojo, y un background bello, felicitaciones Foozi!

Hernán Bortondello


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-07-02 8:29]

Salam Foozi,
A nice capture of this beautiful Blue-winged Pitta ..
Nice colours and good focus.
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-02 10:09]

Hi Foozi.
What a cute and unknown for me species. Funny, but ots head is similar by shape and colouration to head of a grey shrike. Fine vivid colours, nice details and impressive composition. TFS and best wishes.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-02 10:30]

Hi Foozi,
Excellent shot of a beautiful coloured bird.
Amazing colors,perfect details and nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

Beautiful bird you captured. I love the pose on this one. Well done. :)

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-07-03 9:44]

Hola Foozi, que belleza de foto y de especie de una especie muy exótica que quisiera ver algun día...colores, entorno y composición de lo mejor...saludos.

Great pose her. Beautiful colours stunning details impressive focused black eye.


Hi again Foozi,

wow! wow! I envy on your shot of this amazing pitta...Why i can nevet get a nice image like this!


Hi Foozi,
Beautiful pose, colors and composition, but unfortunately you lost sharpness a bit on your subject, I mean the focus is a little soft. What a pity, this would have been a fabulous image!
Best regards, László

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