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Bar-Winged Flycatcher-Shrike


Bar-Winged Flycatcher-Shrike
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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: 2012-06-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-06 2:27
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Points: 4
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Bar-Winged Flycatcher-Shrike
(Hemipus picatus)
Size: 15 cm
Location: Fraserís Hill (Pahang/Malaysia)

Description:
Distinguished from the Pied Thriller by its smaller size, lack of white supercillium and more narrow wing bar. Female has a slaty-grey (not black) back.

Voice:
A clear chir-up, chir-rup.

Habits:
An arboreal bird found in a variety of wooded habitats, from closed forest to forest edges and bamboo; in both lowlands and montane areas to 2000m elevation. A lively bird that fliesabout at canopy level and lower levels, mainly hunting for insects, larvae and spiders on the foliage. Itís also flies out to catch small flying prey. It often spotted with other insectivorous species in the bird waves.

Distribution:
Oriental region. Within the region, a widespread and fairly common resident on most of the mainland, in the East Malaysia mainly in montane regions; single recording from Brunei.

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nice capture, a new species in TN, TFS Ori

Lovely picture with good use of space even though the bird is un conventionally placed closer to the center the picture looks good

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