|Copyright: Toshi Inaba (tosh0329)
|Date Taken: 2007-12-24|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-12-24 2:57|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Merry Christmas for all friends,|
Bull-headed Shrike (Lanius bucephalus)
The bull-headed shrike is the most popular shrike in Japan. This picture is female one.
It is 19-20 cm long. The male has a brown crown, white eyebrow and black mask. The back is grey-brown while the wings are dark with a white patch. The flanks are rufous and the rest of the underparts are whitish with fine barring. Females are similar but duller and browner with a brown mask and no white wing-patch. The species has harsh grating and chattering calls and will also mimic other birds.
It breeds in north-east China, Korea, Japan and far-eastern Russia (Ussuriland, Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands).
Japanese name 'Moz' means one hundred tongues derived from good mimic.
Have a nice X'mas,
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- [2007-12-24 5:21]
Una immagine veramente stupenda , per definizione coloe molto reale,taglio un po' stretto ma ottimo.
un saluto Piero
- [2007-12-24 8:14]
This is very good image
Very natural color and sharp details.
Technically I like the sharpness and the details. Good light as well.
Very good photo! good composition and sharpness, nice detail and dof.
very nice and sharp pic, greetings Ori
- [2007-12-24 14:37]
cute and interestin bird, captured very nice with great sharpness & nice colors