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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: 2012-01-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/5 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-25 5:15
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Points: 9
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Mangrove Pitta
(Pitta megarhyncha) 红树八色鸫
Size: 20 cm

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

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

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.

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

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To cuckooroller: Thanks for the correction !!!Meerkat 1 01-28 02:03
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Hi Ang
what a bill
perfect close up with very nice colors
I also like the leaves oof in the foreground giving a very natural touch

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-01-25 7:34]

Una excelente nitidez y colores, acompaņado de una luz muy buena. Enhorabuena.

very nice capture of this small Mangrove Pitta. nice colour and sharpness. catch light on eye is very impressive.

Hi Hwee Yong,
There is nothing juvenile about this bird. It is an adult. Nice shot!

Hi Ang,

Nice capture of this lovely bird,

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