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Three-Banded Plover

Three-Banded Plover
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-01-26 8:22
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this picture in Lower Sabie Sunset Dam, Kruger National Park, South Africa. When we(me and my wife) were going to Skukuza from Lower Sabie, we stopped here and cherish the beauty of Dam with full of animals. We are not allowed to get down there, so I had captured this picture from inside the car. I got good light and I was lucky that the bird was approaching towards me.
*The Three Banded Plover(Charadrius tricollaris), is a small wader. This plover is resident in much of eastern and southern Africa and Madagascar, mainly on inland rivers, pools, and lakes. Its nest is a bare scrape on shingle. This species is often seen as single individual, but it form small flocks. It hunts by sight for insects, worms etc.

*Three-banded Plover has a sharp whistle "weeet...weeet" call. The adult Three-banded Plover is 18cm in length. It has a long wings and a long tail. It has medium brown upperparts, and the underparts are white except for the two black breast bands, separated by a white band, which give this species its common and scientific names.

*We know very little about their movements and migration, although often they move away on the onset of seasonal rainfall at Zambia and Zimbabwe, while it travels away from arid areas at the beginning of the dry season. It's not a threaten species, in fact it is generally tolerant of disturbance, from the construction of artificial water bodies.

***REFERENCES:- Hockey PAR, Dean WRJ and Ryan PG 2005. Roberts - Birds Of Southern Africa.

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Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, perfect focus on fantastic eye, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Sri
very beautiful bird with the orange eyes
good sharpness and lovely light
thanks gr lou

Hi Srikumar!
Excellent shot of this beautiful plover; great focus and superb details. Blue water as BG is making this shot more beautiful. Thanks for sharing,
Have a good day,

Another beautiful picture....n again same tradition here.B aware of those ppl who r Jealous n ful of ego....technically gud foto.Kip posting.

Wow what a clear shot of this plover. Love the light and the sharp details.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-01-28 6:51]

Hi Srikumar,magnificent capture of this plover,nice perspective,typical pose and fantastic eye details too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Srikumar,
Excellent shot of this beautiful plover.


Hi Srikumar,

The burred background is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the Three-Banded Plover. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice dya.


FANTASTIC capture Srikumar da.Great exposure and pose cptured.Darun chobita tulechen.

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