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White-Browed Crake

White-Browed Crake
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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: 2011-07-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-15 5:13
Viewed: 3128
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White-Browed Crake
(Porzana cinerea) 白眉田鸡
Size: 20 cm

Grey and brown crake. Size of Ruddy-Breasted, but foreparts grey, not rufous, lacks barring on underparts, off-white belly and buff-brown flanks and undertail. Most distinctive features are: straw-buff mantle streaked dark brown, and face pattern, with black eye patch, redand white lores, prominent white supercilium, and white from bill base below eye patch ear ear-coverts. In flight, narrow pale fringes to trailing edge of wing.

Noisy high-pitched piping cutchi cutchi. Call when flushed or landing, a rapid kwekwekwekwekwek with an electric, bubbling quality.

Freshwater and saline swamps, marches, wet grasslands and wet cropfields, also lakes, particularly favouring areas with mats of floating vegetation.

Uncommon resident breeder in Singapore.

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Wow Ang
lovely bird, great compo!

Hi Ang,,
Excellent composition.
Beautiful reflection and colour.
Great details..


  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-09-15 8:53]

Hello Ang Hwee,
The best photo of this species I've seen so far. What a beauty!

Hi Ang, a perfect capture with excellent reflection. It looks two birds. really beautiful. TFS

love the mirror image! Great capture!!!!!!

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-15 11:31]

Hello Ang,
FANTASTIC image of this beauty!!!
Thanks for sharing

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-09-15 22:25]

Bonjour Ang,
Très belle image de cet oiseau et de son reflet.
Très bien fait.

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