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Grey Peacock-Pheasant


Grey Peacock-Pheasant
Photo Information
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
More Photo Info: [view]
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

Description:
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.

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

Habits:
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.

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

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Most interesting bird, Ang
Well presented
Tfs
Tom

Exotic bird Ang. Nicely captured & framed.

TFS,
Subhayan.

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

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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.
Regards,
Peter

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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]

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

fantastic bird, TFS Ori

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