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The Great Curassow (Crax rubra; El hocofaisán; Hokko. Cracidae. Galliformes) is a large, 4 kg, "pheasant-like bird from the Neotropical rainforests, its range extending from eastern Mexico, through Central America to western Colombia and northwestern Ecuador" (Wikipedia). The bird (here a male) forages on the forest ground but readily withdraws into the canopy. It builds a nest in trees.The song of a Great Curassow is a low booming sound. Listen to it on www.xeno-canto.org/6775.The sound may be enhanced through the branch on which the bird sits.
Technicals: 1/125 sec, f/4, tele 400 mm equiv., ISO 6400 (it's in a forest)
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- [2018-03-15 7:57]
Bin heute deine Nachhbarin, allerdings ist dein Vogel viel exotischer.
Ein schöner Vogel, ziemlich gross auf einem Baum, was die Umgebung interessant erscheinen lässt und farblich einen guten Kontrast bietet.
Herzlich grüsst sich
Hello 👋 Dietrich,
Beautiful bird 🐦 and quite well captured in such unfriendly location. Details look good and well focus on its eye ☺. That twig bit disturbing although, but Not such.
Thanks for sharing your work with us 😊
- [2018-03-15 12:49]
HI Dietrich,every time a great surprise and this is one the best.How is curious and beautiful this bird,a great capture in a difficult location,the sharpness is very professional. Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO
Quite an interesting bird from Costa Rica, Dietrich.
Good capture from mid distance.