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Hooded Pitta

Hooded Pitta
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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: 2011-01-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/10 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-12 3:38
Viewed: 3850
Points: 14
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Hooded Pitta
(Pitta sordida) 绿胸八色鸫
Size: 18 cm

Note its all-green plumage, with black head and short tail; white spot in wing distinct in flight.

A monosyllabic whistle pih-pih.

Mainly forest bird found in closed forests, mature secondary growth and during migration, in scrub. It hops on the ground turning over fallen leaves to prey on worms, insects and other invertebrates. Sometimes it perches on a branch near the ground and it flies off low and fast.

Uncommon winter visitor in some parts of the island.

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Good detail and sharpness of the subject.
I also like the DOF, OOF BG, Contrast and POV in your image.

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-12 5:43]

Very nice. It's staying like a statue :)

I would be pleased to capture such a beautiful bird. Good work!

Hi Ang,
Pittas are really fascinating and very colourful birds - I like them very much. This one is really fantastic - not only the bird but also your picture.

Hello Ang,

Nice portraiture of this colorful bird, well composed with good back ground.

Wonderful clarity and detail. The colors are beautiful. Great capture! TFS Julie

Excellent portrait. Thanks for showing us these lovely birds. Yiannis

Hi Ang
Very interesting bird and beautiful photo with good composition and wonderful colours.

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