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Mangrove Pitta (Juvenile)


Mangrove Pitta (Juvenile)
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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: 2012-01-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-03 2:32
Viewed: 2854
Points: 4
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Mangrove Pitta
(Pitta megarhyncha) 红树八色鸫
Size: 20 cm

Description:
Distinguished from Blue-Winged Pitta by habitat, strong bill and dark crown.

Voice:
Similar to Blue-Winged but more slurred; calls often during breeding season.

Habits:
A mangrove species occurring mostly in tidal mangrove forest, although see occasionally in nearby coastal woodlands. A low density species, but in suitable habitat quite predictable, and can be lured out by playing its call. Calls from a low branch in the forest and perches on the ground and on lobster mounds.

Distribution:
Rare resident breeder only exist in Pulau Ubin island but now in Pasir Ris Mangrove Swamp too.


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  • Great 
  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-01-03 8:26]

Hello, lovely capture of this tiny bird. So colorful. Great exposure produced good DOF and strong sharpness.
Tfs,
Karen

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-01-09 7:20]

Hi Ang,
Nice portrait of a beautiful bird. Very nice colours and good composition.
Regards Jiri.

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