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Orange-Breasted Trogon


Orange-Breasted Trogon
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-18 4:24
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Orange-Breasted Trogon
(Harpactes oreskios) 橙胸咬鹃
Size: 29 cm
Location: Bukit Tinggi (Pahang)

Description:
Orange-breasted trogons generally have an olive-yellow head with feathers that are bristled and upright, chestnut upperparts, orange breast that changes to bright yellow on upper and lower portions, white bars on wing sections, and a blue bill. Males have a dull olive-yellowish head with a blue ring; rufous (reddish brown) upperparts and upper tail with paler rump (lower part of back); broad white bars on wing sections; and yellow (grey-based) upper breast with some white along the mid-line. Females have additional grey-brown on head and upperparts; pale buffy-brown rump, grey breast; and yellow lower underparts. Juveniles are similar to females, with young males having warmer brown upperparts.

Voice:
The male cry kek-tau sounds which as soon as five sounds per note kek-tau-tau-tau. A harsh kek-kek sound repeatedly.

Habits:
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes, humid, lower-to-middle elevation evergreen forests, swampy forests, open dry forests, bamboo forests, thin tree jungles, and sometimes among clumps of trees near forests.

Distribution:
Uncommon in Malaysia. The trogon is found in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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Hello,
Fascinating bird with an interesting range of colors of feathers. Nice composition.
Regards
Lucja

ang - great colors and also good sharpness. pov is amazing. tfs

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