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Black Baza


Black Baza
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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: 2011-11-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-10 6:45
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
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Black Baza
(Aviceda leuphotes) 黑冠鹃隼
Size: 33 cm

Description:
A small, black and white raptor with a long, vertical crest. Itís has a black head, upper-parts and thighs with some white and chestnut markings. Itís has a white upper-breast band, followed by black and then chestnut bands. It has a chestnut and buff barring below. It tail is grey. Sexes are alike.

Voice:
A high, squealing pee aa.

Habits:
Inhabits forests and frequents open woodlands, often perching in large trees near clearings and villages. Gregarious during migration and forms scattered flocks in winter quarters. It flies low with flapping wings when hunting for insects and small vertebrate prey; soar high when shifting location. It nest in tree.

Distribution:
Common winter visitor throughout Singapore.

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  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-10 6:48]

Hello Ang,
What an amzing bird! Wonderful raptor with its barred abdomen and the funny feathers on the head. Dreamy green ambiente. Love this shot.
Kind regards
Anne

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-10 7:24]

Hello Ang Hwee,
S P L E N D I D !!!
Peter

WOW said that out loud too when viewing this right now. Excellent note too, first time ever seeing this species. This is amazing with expert photography to boot, striped vest, excellent POV, profile, moss on tree, muted background, just awesome in every way!

amazing baza, probably the first one in TN, TFS Ori

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-11 21:58]

Hi,
Excellent species with great pose, well captured. tfs.
nagraj.v

Ang,

A great specimen to mpost on TN.
I like the composition, DOF, BG, sharpness and detail of the subject.
TFS,
Sheriff

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-12-17 2:17]

Hello Ang,
A beautiful bird with some really attractive features. I especially like it's little tufted headdress and unique markings. Great work!!
Ron

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-05-01 12:11]

Aviceda leupThank you; Ang; for letting me know this beautiful predatory bird; you really are a master of composition; my friend; spots of light between the green background; tree leaves that seem ferns; Wonderful equation: black; white and green, Congratulations!! :) :) :)
A big hug; from ARGENTINA;
HernŠn Bortondello
(A fan that years ago marveling at your work ...)hotes

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