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Silver-Breasted Broadbill


Silver-Breasted Broadbill
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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, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-25 5:07
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Points: 4
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Silver-Breasted Broadbill
(Serilophus lunatus) 银胸丝冠鸟
Size: 15 cm
Location: Bukit Tinggi / Fraserís Hill (Pahang)

Description:
Unmistakable; the only member of this genus; note small size, female has faint white band across grey breast.

Voice:
A clear pi-uu which had been compared to a rusty hinge squeaking.

Habits:
Mainly a lower mountain forest species that seems to prefer the 600-1200m range, although it has been recorded from 300-1800m in its northern range, frequents primary forest and forest edges, where it hawks for insects in the air or picks them from the middle storey foliage. Fairly tame and sometimes offers good views. The nest is a pouch with a side entrance typical of the family.

Distribution:
Locally fairly common resident of Malaysia.

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Hello Ang,
What an absolutely stunning and cute little bird. Never seen one like this before and you've taken it with such sharp and clear details. The color is just stunning. Excellent!! TFS.
Regards
Natley

beautiful and unusual bird, TFS Ori

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