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A Brown-tailed Bird

A Brown-tailed Bird
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Copyright: John Wilburg (Maynayquan) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 217] (1716)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-15 3:08
Viewed: 1690
Points: 14
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This is a bird which I captured by a stream in Phoenix Old Town during my trip to Zhangjiajie. I don't know its name. But I just call it "Brown-tailed Bird" for the time being because of its tail in brown color. If you happen to know, please let me know. This bird is quite small like a kingfisher, and likes to perch somewhere by the river. According to my brief observation that morning when I was walking by the riverside, this species sometimes perched on a small boat by the river bank, and other times on a rail or a fence watching closely at the water. I thought it was looking for a small fish for food perhaps, but I found the bird's bill was short, so I thought maybe it was looking for insects for food. I'm not sure. Anyway because the bird was so attentative keeping an eye to the water, it didn't notice I was approaching it nearer and nearer. Though I had my 24-70mm lens on my camera, I got an image of the bird big enough in my pics. Here it is, hoping you'll like it.

Many thanks to Peter and Samiran for telling me its name: The Plumbeous Water Redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosa). So I'll supply you with some brief information about the bird from the Wikipedia.
The Plumbeous Water Redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosa) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Their preferred habitat is fast moving streams with boulders. Streams with higher populations of insects such as mayflies appear to be preferred.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-15 5:09]

Hi John,very good capture despite the distance and the difficult light,a beautiful specie that i never seen before,i don't know the name but i like a lot your capture,very well done.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao John, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John,
Nice capture in fine details,natural colours and good PoV.
I was expecting few more landscape from you.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-15 7:02]

Hello John,
This is a nice photo of a male Plumbeous Water Redstart, Rhyacornis fuliginosus.
Pleasing eye contact.

Hello Mr.John,
Nice to see a new species.I also didn't know the name.Mr.Peter solved our problem.
Well captured.Nice colour.Mainly its brown tail is really attractive.Good sharpness too.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

hallo John
very nice picture with good details of this bird
the colours are very good
thanks greeting lou

Hello Jon.
Good capture of this male Plumbeous Water Redstart with perfect sharpness and colour.
Best wishes,

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