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Grey Peacock-Pheasant

Grey Peacock-Pheasant
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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: 2012-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-08 5:21
Viewed: 3296
Points: 12
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Grey Peacock-Pheasant
(Polyplectron bicalcaratum)
Size: 76 cm

Male: Small brownish-grey pheasant with whitish throat and large violet-green ocellion mantle and tail. Brush-like recurved crest. Bare facial skin pinkish. Underparts barred buffy white and dark brown. Female: Smaller, lacks crest, ocelli smaller and tail shorter. Iris pale grey; bill grey; feet bluish grey.

Male territorial call is loud, explosive trew-tree. Female gives loud ga-ga call or faster ok-kok-kok-kok in alarm.

Broadleaved Evergreen Forest. The Bird displays by erecting it's small crest, fanning out his wings and tail, showing the female his Ocelli in all their glory.

North east India to south west China, South East Asia and Hainan.

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Most interesting bird, Ang
Well presented

Exotic bird Ang. Nicely captured & framed.


hi Ang,
lovely pose, indeed. you have captured the mood very well. a new bird to me.
thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-08 11:46]

Hello Ang Hwee,
Excellent photo of this Grey Peacock-Pheasant. Fantastic sharpness, details, beautiful colours and taken from a very good low POV.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-09 0:58]

Beautifully captured image of this lovely pheasant, fine pose too. tfs.

fantastic bird, TFS Ori

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