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Crested Kingfisher

Crested Kingfisher
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-13
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -3- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-07 1:51
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Points: 10
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I saw this Crested Kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris) close to River "Ram Ganga" when I visited Corbett National Park in Mar 2007. This is one of the archive photographs; sorry for the picture quality. The aim is to show you the existence of this bird at Jim Corbett National Park..... :) Refer (for better details): Crested Kingfisher


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Cerylidae

This attractive kingfisher is easily recognised from its shaggy crest when at rest. Pied Crested Kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris) is a widespread resident in Himalayas, north-east India and Bhutan. Size: 42 cm

The upper body is barred black and white and has a white collar. Its typical habitat is small, fast-flowing, gravelly or rocky streams. It hovers but does not dive from such flight, unlike the Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis).

1. Fry, C.H. & K. Fry, 1992. Kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. New Jersey, Princeton University Press. 324 pp.
2. Woodall, P. F., 2001. Family Alcedinidae (Kingfishers). In: del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.), Handbook of the birds of the world. Vol. 6. Mousebirds to Hornbills. Lynx Editions, Barcelona. Pp. 130-249.

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I like your very original idea of a frame, Dr Subhash. It suits this image, as if to draw attention through this elleptical(?) white line inside the rectangle.
Though there is noise in the picture, we still get a fairly good idea about this unusual Kingfisher you saw in Jim Corbett NP.
This is a significant contribution to TN since I have not seen this bird much here.
Thanks and regards.

indeed, the quality is poor, there are the branches, and the massive frame, three bad points for me, but i leave a comment for the beauty of the lighting, the mood, it's very interesting

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-07 13:08]

Hi Subhash,
We didn't have this spiece in Turkey.Intersting framing and lovely lighting.Have a great weekend!
Thanks for posting.

hello Subhash

habitually i don't love large frames but on this photo
i loved it is very original way to put in evidence the bird,
and you know what Subhash, i love that branches in-front
of the bird because thoses thins are part of his habitat, TFS


Hi Mr. Subhash,
A nice capture of this crested kingfisher. A nice frame. Excellent composition. But a bit of noise. Thanks a lot for sharing.

I love this photo as well as the framing wtih the leaves and branches.

You succeed well in your aim, Ranjan!
Very well seen and presented shot!

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