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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)

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.

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

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.

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

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Fascinating bird with an interesting range of colors of feathers. Nice composition.

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

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