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Orange-Cheeked Waxbill

Orange-Cheeked Waxbill
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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: 2011-06-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-13 4:26
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Points: 4
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Orange-Cheeked Waxbill
(Estrilda melpoda)
Size: 10 cm

Red beak, orange "cheeks" which extend over the eyes, dark blue-grey on top of head, light grey under chin, light brown-grey chest, cream lower belly, dark brown back and wings, crimson tail coverts, black tail, yellow streak across the vent area (creamy yellow in hens, deep yellow-orange in cocks). Juveniles look like the adults but with subdued markings.


Dry savanna and subtropical/tropical (lowland) wet shrubland habitats. Timid, nervous, energetic, may be a little aggressive while breeding. The song is a light jingling of notes and may vary among individuals.

Very rare escapee in Singapore.

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A well composed pic of the subject. I like the DOF and BG which is in contrasting colour to the sharp and detailed subjects.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-07-13 12:56]

perfect capture!

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