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Black-fronted Tody-Flycatcher

Black-fronted Tody-Flycatcher
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-19 20:14
Viewed: 5369
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my vacation in Panama - last spring.

The Common Tody-Flycatcher or Black-fronted Tody-Flycatcher, Todirostrum cinereum, is a very small passerine bird in the tyrant flycatcher family. It breeds from southern Mexico to northwestern Peru, eastern Bolivia and southern Brazil.

The Common Tody-Flycatcher is a tiny, big-headed bird, 9.5-10.2 cm long, weighing 6.5-6.8 g, and with a long, straight black bill. The upper head is black, shading to dark grey on the nape and dark olive-green on the rest of the upperparts. The usually cocked tail is black with white tips, and the wings are blackish with two yellow wing bars and yellow edging to the feathers. The underparts are entirely yellow. Sexes are similar, but young birds have a greyer upper head, buff wing markings, and paler underparts.

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Hello Mario,beautiful little bird that has been well photographed,the plumage detail is very good indeed.
Greetings Les.

Such a beautifully executed close up study in the best "textbook" style Mario, the pattern and colouration details were reproduced perfectly here against the best possible background. Thanks for sharing this fine image my friend.

what a long beak for a small bird..:)
I love the pink bg a lot
tfs this image.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-02-20 6:51]

Lovely portrait of the flycatcher with excellent colors and details. tfs.

Hi Mario,
beautiful bird having a very strange look as if it was angry on something!

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2011-03-09 12:49]

Hello Mario,

Very nice bird photographed within a colorful environment (background). Very sharp details on feathers and I like the unique spike on the branch looking like the beak of the bird. The only thing maybe is that the beak of the bird seems to me to too closed to the branch.

Nice shot and TFS :)


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