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Tawny-flanked Prinia

Tawny-flanked Prinia
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-03-29 7:16
Viewed: 352
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Tawny-flanked Prinia (Prinia subflava) is a small passerine bird belonging to the genus Prinia in the family Cisticolidae, a family of Old World warblers.
It is 10-13 centimetres in length with a long, narrow, graduated tail and a fairly long, slender bill. The tail is often held erect or waved from side to side. The upperparts are grey-brown with rufous-brown edges to the flight feathersand a rufous tinge to the rump. The throat and breast are whitish while the flanks and vent are warm buff. There is a whitish stripe over the eye and the lores are dark. The tail feathers have a white tip and a dark subterminal band.
The call is short, wheezy and rapidly repeated. The song is a monotonous series of shrill notes. The male often sings from an exposed perch.
Distribution and habitat
There are ten subspecies distributed across most parts of sub-Saharan Africa except for the driest and wettest areas. It is absent from much of the Congo Basin, southern Namibia, south-west Botswana and the western half of South Africa. It is found amongst shrubs and grass in a variety of habitats including woodland, savanna and cultivated areas.
It feeds on insects and other invertebrates. It forages in small flocks which move through shrubs and undergrowth.
The nest is purse-shaped and made of strips of grass woven together. It is built one to two metres above the ground. Two to four eggs are laid; they are variable in ground colour and usually have brown or purple spots or blotches.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-03-29 10:35]

Hi Peter,great close up showing this prinia! I like the acrobatic pose and the open beak,a top quality capture too very sharp and bright! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Lovely shot - the colors of the bird standout against the mid-range background very well and sharpness is excellent.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-03-29 18:34]

The perfect time for a quick call when you get a chance, beautiful catch.

Ciao Peter, grreat capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry Bg, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good weekend, ciao Silvio

An adorable capture of this Prinia from SA, Peter.
Love its singing pose.
Tamron never lets us down!

Hello Peter,
A very nice bird. Perfect focus and excellent details as usual.
The colors remind me to the species meet here in Europe like Great Reed Warbler....

Hello Peter,
Perfect background and composition. Very difficult to capture such Prenia species due to their restless behavior. Bit overexposed chest, otherwise splendid shot.
Thanks and regards,

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