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Long-Tailed Parakeet

Long-Tailed Parakeet
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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: 2011-10-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/4000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-18 1:23
Viewed: 3919
Points: 8
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Long-Tailed Parakeet
(Psittacula longicauda) 长尾鹦鹉
Size: 47 cm

A typical parakeet with pinkish cheeks, crown green and broad black chin stripe. Back often with bluish wash and very long tail blue. Male’s lower mandibles black and upper red while, black in female.

Similar to Rose-Ringed but less screening.

Inhabits forests and plantations. It raids fruits and cereal crops. It has a acrobatic and very fast flight. It nests in tree hole.

Common resident and breeder throughout Singapore.

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Hello Hwee Yong,
Absolutely beautiful image and a great capture. Very well done.

Great shot allows you to show a bird in all its glory.

amazing flight capture, TFS Ori

  • Great 
  • Tabib Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
  • [2011-12-18 23:28]

lovely acrobatic flight!

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