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1st for TN - Spot-breasted Lapwing

1st for TN - Spot-breasted Lapwing
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Copyright: Emin Yogurtcuoglu (goldfinchtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 22 N: 502] (2603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-18
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon 7D
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-09 2:46
Viewed: 2297
Points: 10
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Spot-breasted Lapwing (Vanellus melanocephalus)

It is an endemic to Ethiopian Highlands. It lives in damp grassland, moorland with giant lobelia, giant heath, Alchemilla and tussock grass; also marshes and near streams; often on pastures and near cattle. Generally found between 1800 and 4100 m.

Sedentary, although some local movements probable: north of Gonder numbers increase during rainy season. Outside breeding season, often occurs in parties of 30–40 birds.

Actually we saw here, more then 300 birds all together in the very early morning :-)

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Beautiful birds, Emin. They look magnificent on the water's edge.
Thanks for sharing this first ever species here on TN.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-09 7:47]

Hello Emin,
Have missed these remarkable birds when I was there.
Nice photo in good sharpness and beautiful colours, although some parts look over saturated, like the blue and black colours. Beautiful reflections too.

Hi Emin- Congratulation for adding a new species here in TN. Well captured these Lapwings with very nice light and details. Splendid sharpness and reflection. Thanks for sharing. Regards- Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-09 16:09]

Hi Emin,a first time is always a great satisfaction,magnificent capture of these birds in a very bright and rich composition,perfect exposure,warm light and fine detail everywhere,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-09-10 18:17]

Beautiful birds; I did not know; beautifully lit by the early morning sun. The timing of that light is guessed by the long shadows of the lapwing; and though it could be the twilight; There is something in the glow that speaks of hope for a day ahead; reflected in the glow of many little black eyes ... :)

Congratulations, my friend, is a beautiful work and exudes joie de vivre.

A big hug.

Hernán Bortondello

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