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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: 2010-12-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-02 2:06
Viewed: 3971
Points: 10
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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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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-02 3:41]

Excellent shot in the poor light Ang Whee!
Fine POV, sharpness and natural colours.
Best regards,

Since I joined TE I have seen so many new species, this is also a first for me. TFS.
Lovely image of a beautiful bird with good colors and detail.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-01-02 6:12]

Anaother interesting and excellent presented specie
Thanks for sharing

Hi Ang
Fantastic species and beautiful photo with very good composition wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Beautiful shot of this strange bird!!! Regards, Erodotos

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